Definition of 'chisel'
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Example sentences containing 'chisel'
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Watch him work with that chisel and hammer. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)See yourself picking up hammer and chisel. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)On the other side of the path is a big stone with a chisel and hammer. Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990)Doctors also claimed to have used a hammer and chisel to cut bone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)With a hammer and chisel, more like. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it's a lot more fun to watch than attack it with a hammer and chisel. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I carved your name in the stone with a chisel. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When he stopped, he pulled out a chisel and a hammer and began to chip away at the rock. Christianity Today (2000)If the sofa doesn't fit, get out your mallet and chisel. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Otherwise, he chiselled away, as his chums departed. The Sun (2012)If he's not going to challenge the established economics of sport, he is determined to chisel away at the physics. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'chisel'
British English: chisel /ˈtʃɪzl/ NOUN
A chisel is a tool that has a long metal blade with a sharp edge at the end. It is used for cutting and shaping wood and stone.
...a hammer and chisel.
- American English: chisel
- Arabic: إِزْمِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: cinzel
- Chinese: 凿子
- Croatian: dlijetlo
- Czech: dláto
- Danish: mejsel
- Dutch: beitel
- European Spanish: cincel
- Finnish: taltta
- French: burin
- German: Meißel
- Greek: σμίλη
- Italian: scalpello
- Japanese: 鑿
- Korean: 끌
- Norwegian: meisel
- Polish: dłuto
- European Portuguese: cinzel
- Romanian: daltă
- Russian: долото
- Latin American Spanish: cincel
- Swedish: mejsel
- Thai: สิ่ว
- Turkish: keski
- Ukrainian: стамеска
- Vietnamese: đục
British English: chisel VERB
If you chisel wood or stone, you cut and shape it using a chisel.
They sit and chisel the stone to size.
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