Fillister
Fillister Fil"lis*ter, n. 1. The rabbet on the outer edge of a sash bar to hold the glass and the putty. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

2. A plane for making a rabbet. [1913 Webster]

{Fillister screw had}, a short cylindrical screw head, having a convex top. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fillister — [fil′is tər] n. [< ?] 1. a plane for cutting grooves in wood 2. a groove, as one in a window frame for holding the glass …   English World dictionary

  • fillister — /fil euh steuhr/, n. Carpentry. 1. a rabbet or groove, as one on a window sash to hold the glass and putty. 2. Also called fillister plane. a plane for cutting rabbets or grooves. Also, filister. [1810 20; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • fillister — noun A rabbet / rebate for holding a sash window …   Wiktionary

  • fillister — n. groove in window pane into which glass is set …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fillister — [ fɪlɪstə] noun a rebate for holding a sash window. Origin C19: perh. from Fr. feuilleret …   English new terms dictionary

  • fillister — fil·lis·ter …   English syllables

  • fillister — /ˈfɪləstə/ (say filuhstuh) noun a rebate or groove, as one on a window sash to hold the glass and putty. {19th century; origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

  • fillister — n. a rabbet or rabbet plane for window sashes etc. Etymology: 19th c.: perh. f. F feuilleret …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fillister screw had — Fillister Fil lis*ter, n. 1. The rabbet on the outer edge of a sash bar to hold the glass and the putty. Knight. [1913 Webster] 2. A plane for making a rabbet. [1913 Webster] {Fillister screw had}, a short cylindrical screw head, having a convex… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fillister head — noun or fillister screwhead : a slotted cylindrical screwhead with a convex or flat top * * * a cylindrical screw head. See illus. under screw …   Useful english dictionary

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