Chamfer Cham"fer, n. [See {Chamfron}.] The surface formed by cutting away the arris, or angle, formed by two faces of a piece of timber, stone, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Chamfer — Cham fer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chamfered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chamfering}. ] [1913 Webster] 1. (Carp.) To cut a furrow in, as in a column; to groove; to channel; to flute. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a chamfer on. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chamfer — [cham′fər] n. [Fr chanfrein < OFr chanfraindre < chant fraindre < L cantum frangere: see CANT2 & BREAK] a beveled edge or corner, esp. one cut at a 45° angle vt. 1. to cut a chamfer on; bevel 2. to make a groove or fluting in …   English World dictionary

  • Chamfer — Chamfer. См. Фаска. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • chamfer — (n.) c.1600, small groove cut in wood or stone, from M.Fr. chanfraindre (Mod.Fr. chanfreiner), pp. of chanfraint, second element from L. frangere to break (see FRACTION (Cf. fraction)); perhaps the whole word is cantum frangere to break the edge …   Etymology dictionary

  • chamfer — Carpentry ► VERB ▪ cut away (a right angled edge or corner) to make a symmetrical sloping edge. ► NOUN ▪ a chamfered edge or corner. ORIGIN French chamfrain, from chant point, side, edge + fraint broken …   English terms dictionary

  • Chamfer — A chamfer with a lark s tongue end A chamfer is a beveled edge connecting two surfaces. If the surfaces are at right angles, the chamfer will typically be symmetrical at 45 degrees. A fillet is the rounding off of an interior corner. A rounding… …   Wikipedia

  • Chamfer — 1) Surface created by removing a square edge obliquely. (Kenyon, John R. Medieval Fortifications, 211) 2) Bevel, plane formed by cut off angle. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 410) Related terms: Chamfer Cusp, Chamfer, Hollow,… …   Medieval glossary

  • chamfer — chamferer, n. /cham feuhr/, n. 1. a cut that is made in wood or some other material, usually at a 45° angle to the adjacent principal faces. Cf. bevel. v.t. 2. to make a chamfer on or in. [1595 1605; back formation from chamfering (taken as… …   Universalium

  • chamfer — I. transitive verb (chamfered; chamfering) Etymology: back formation from chamfering, alteration of Middle French chanfreint, from past participle of chanfraindre to bevel, from chant edge (from Latin canthus iron tire) + fraindre to break, from… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chamfer — /ˈtʃæmfə / (say chamfuh) noun 1. an oblique surface cut on the edge or corner of a solid, usually a board, made by removing the arris and usually sloping at 45°. –verb (t) 2. to cut so as to form a chamfer. 3. to cut channels or flutes in (a… …   Australian English dictionary

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