(usually in the plural) A chip or shaving whittled from some larger substance.
Whittling Sentence Examples
He was whittling down her resistance.
The whittling away of its formal or organizing rubrics, as e.g., sameness into likeness, is disconcerting to science wherever the significance of the process is realized.
To what the remaining difference was due it is difficult to say with certitude; there are some who argue that the tendency of prices to fall is inherent, and that the constant whittling away of intermediaries' profits is sufficient explanation, while bi-metallists have maintained that the phenomenon is clearly to be traced to the action of the German government in demonetizing silver in 1872.
Whittling down the vast range to a selection of couture coats is a wise plan, especially if the goal is to find a coat that will remain timeless.
Your interest rate may also be adjustable and you could end up paying more in interest over time, without whittling away at your principal.