- (UK) Present participle of chisel.
Variant of chisel
a hand tool with a sharp, often wedge-shaped, blade for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc., specif., such a tool that is driven with a mallet or hammer
Origin of chiselNorman French (OFr cisel) ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form cisellum, for Classical Latin an unverified form caesellum ; from caesus, past participle of caedere, to cut: see -cide
Informal to force oneself upon others without being asked or welcomed