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chisel

chis·el

chisel

 
pronunciation:
chI zl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a metal, wedge-shaped tool with a sharp edge, used for cutting stone, wood, or metal.
This is a fine chisel for cabinetmaking.
 
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chiseled, chiseling, chisels
definition 1: to cut or shape with a chisel.
He chiseled the stone to create an elegant statue.
similar words:
carve
definition 2: to cheat or swindle.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to use a chisel.
similar words:
carve
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  geology, rock, stone, tool