The definition of a chisel is a hand tool with a wedge shaped blade that is driven with a mallet or hammer.(noun)
The tool used for making details in wood, stone or metal is an example of a chisel.
Chisel means to shape or cut a hard material using a hand tool called a chisel.(verb)
Sculpting detail work from stone using a chisel is an example of to chisel.
See chisel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: NormFr (OFr cisel) < VL *cisellum, for L *caesellum < caesus, pp. of caedere, to cut: see -cide
See chisel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French cisiel
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *cīsellus, cutting tool
Origin: , from diminutive of Latin caesus
Origin: , past participle of caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.
left: cold metal chisel with a flat head
top to bottom: cape, round-nose, and diamond-point metal chisel heads
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