Chisel definition

chĭzəl
To cut or shape with a chisel.
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The definition of a chisel is a hand tool with a wedge shaped blade that is driven with a mallet or hammer.

The tool used for making details in wood, stone or metal is an example of a chisel.

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To use a chisel.
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To intrude oneself without welcome.

Always tries to chisel in on our conversations.

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To get (something) in this way.
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A cutting tool consisting of a slim oblong block of metal with a sharp wedge or bevel formed on one end. It may be provided with a handle at the other end. It is used to remove parts of stone, wood or metal by placing the sharp edge against the material to be cut and pushing or pounding the other end with a hammer, or mallet.
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Chisel means to shape or cut a hard material using a hand tool called a chisel.

Sculpting detail work from stone using a chisel is an example of to chisel.

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To work something with a chisel.

She chiselled a sculpture out of the block of wood.

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To obtain by deception.
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A metal tool with a sharp beveled edge, used to cut and shape stone, wood, or metal.
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To cheat or swindle.
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To use unethical methods; cheat.
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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.
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To take advantage of by cheating, sponging, etc.
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(intransitive) To use a chisel.
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(intransitive, informal) To cheat, to get something by cheating.
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To shape or cut with a chisel.
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chisel in
  • to force oneself upon others without being asked or welcomed
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chisel
Plural:
chisels

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

chisel in

Origin of chisel

  • Middle English from Old French cisiel from Vulgar Latin cīsellus cutting tool from diminutive of Latin caesus past participle of caedere to cut kaə-id- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old French cisel (French ciseau), from Vulgar Latin *cisellum, from Latin caesellum, from caesus, past participle of caedere (“to cut”).

    From Wiktionary