The definition of a chamfer is a 45 degree sloped or angled corner or edge.(noun)
An example of a chamfer is the corner of a table.
Chamfer means to put an edge, angle or groove in.(verb)
An example of chamfer is to make angled corners on a table.
See chamfer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr chanfrein < OFr chanfraindre < chant fraindre < L cantum frangere: see cant & break
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transitive verb cham·fered, cham·fer·ing, cham·fers
Origin: Probably back-formation from chamfering
Origin: , from French chanfrein, bevelled edge
Origin: , from past participle of Old French chanfreindre, to bevel
Origin: : chant, edge (from Latin canthus, iron tire; see cant1)
Origin: + fraindre, to break (from Latin frangere; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots).
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