Bastard file
Bastard Bas"tard, a. 1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See {Bastard}, n., note. [1913 Webster]

2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so. [1913 Webster]

That bastard self-love which is so vicious in itself, and productive of so many vices. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

3. Of an unusual or irregular make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

4. (Print.) Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book. [1913 Webster]

{Bastard ashlar} (Arch.), stones for ashlar work, roughly squared at the quarry.

{Bastard file}, a file intermediate between the coarsest and the second cut.

{Bastard type} (Print.), type having the face of a larger or a smaller size than the body; e. g., a nonpareil face on a brevier body.

{Bastard wing} (Zo["o]l.), three to five quill feathers on a small joint corresponding to the thumb in some mammalia; the alula. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bastard file — File File (f[imac]l), n. [AS. fe[ o]l; akin to D. viji, OHG. f[=i]la, f[=i]hala, G. feile, Sw. fil, Dan. fiil, cf. Icel. [thorn][=e]l, Russ. pila, and Skr. pi[,c] to cut out, adorn; perh. akin to E. paint.] 1. A steel instrument, having cutting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bastard file — noun : a file having teeth of a grade next finer than coarse * * * a file of the commercial grade of coarseness between coarse and second cut. * * * bastard file noun A file with teeth of a medium degree of coarseness • • • Main Entry: ↑bastard * …   Useful english dictionary

  • bastard file — a file of the commercial grade of coarseness between coarse and second cut. * * * …   Universalium

  • bastard file — /ˈbastəd faɪl/ (say bahstuhd fuyl) noun a file with cutting teeth intermediate between fine and coarse, often used in metal and woodworking …   Australian English dictionary

  • bastard file — A file with a coarse cut …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • File — (f[imac]l), n. [AS. fe[ o]l; akin to D. viji, OHG. f[=i]la, f[=i]hala, G. feile, Sw. fil, Dan. fiil, cf. Icel. [thorn][=e]l, Russ. pila, and Skr. pi[,c] to cut out, adorn; perh. akin to E. paint.] 1. A steel instrument, having cutting ridges or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • File blank — File File (f[imac]l), n. [AS. fe[ o]l; akin to D. viji, OHG. f[=i]la, f[=i]hala, G. feile, Sw. fil, Dan. fiil, cf. Icel. [thorn][=e]l, Russ. pila, and Skr. pi[,c] to cut out, adorn; perh. akin to E. paint.] 1. A steel instrument, having cutting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • File cutter — File File (f[imac]l), n. [AS. fe[ o]l; akin to D. viji, OHG. f[=i]la, f[=i]hala, G. feile, Sw. fil, Dan. fiil, cf. Icel. [thorn][=e]l, Russ. pila, and Skr. pi[,c] to cut out, adorn; perh. akin to E. paint.] 1. A steel instrument, having cutting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bastard — Bas tard, a. 1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See {Bastard}, n., note. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bastard ashlar — Bastard Bas tard, a. 1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See {Bastard}, n., note. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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