Chamfer meaning

chămfər
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Chamfer means to put an edge, angle or groove in.

An example of chamfer is to make angled corners on a table.

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(woodworking, engineering, drafting, CAD) An obtuse-angled relief or cut at an edge added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges.
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A beveled edge or corner, esp. one cut at a 45° angle.
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The definition of a chamfer is a 45 degree sloped or angled corner or edge.

An example of a chamfer is the corner of a table.

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To cut a groove in; flute.
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A flat surface made by cutting off the edge or corner of a block of wood or other material.
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A furrow or groove, as in a column.
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To cut a chamfer on; bevel.
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To make a groove or fluting in.
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To cut off the edge or corner of something; to bevel.
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To cut a groove in something; to flute.
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To cut off the edge or corner of; bevel.
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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