from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A carpenters' chisel with a blade thin in proportion to its width. The blade is fixed to the handle by a tang, as distinguished from that of the framing-chisel, in which the handle is received in a socket.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A chisel, thin in proportion to its width. It has a tang to enter the handle instead of a socket for receiving it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a chisel with a thin blade for woodworking


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  • The most familiar form is the _firmer-chisel_, Fig. 65, which is said to get its name from the fact that it is firmer or stiffer than the paring-chisel.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The firmer-chisel is a general utility tool, being suited for hand pressure or mallet pounding, for paring or for light mortising.

    Handwork in Wood


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