Chamfer Definition

chămfər
chamfers
verb
chamfers
To cut a chamfer on; bevel.
Webster's New World
To make a groove or fluting in.
Webster's New World
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noun
chamfers
A beveled edge or corner, esp. one cut at a 45° angle.
Webster's New World
A furrow or groove, as in a column.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Chamfer

Noun

Singular:
chamfer
Plural:
chamfers

Origin of Chamfer

  • Probably back-formation from chamfering from French chanfrein bevelled edge from past participle of Old French chanfreindre to bevel chant edge (from Latin canthus iron tire cant1) fraindre to break (from Latin frangere bhreg- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French chanfrein.

    From Wiktionary

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