firmer chisel
noun Etymology: French fermoir chisel, alteration of Middle French formoir, from former to form, from Old French forme form Date: 1823 a woodworking chisel with a thin flat blade

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  • Firmer-chisel — Firm er chis el, n. A chisel, thin in proportion to its width. It has a tang to enter the handle instead of a socket for receiving it. Knight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • firmer chisel — noun a chisel with a thin blade for woodworking • Hypernyms: ↑chisel * * * ˈfərmər noun Etymology: modification of French fermoir, alteration of Middle French formoir chisel, from former to form more at form : a woodworker s hand chisel having a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • firmer chisel — /ferr meuhr/, Carpentry. a narrow bladed chisel for paring and mortising, driven by hand pressure or with a mallet. [1680 90; firmer < F fermoir, b. formoir that which forms (deriv. of former to FORM < L formare) and fermer to make firm ( < L… …   Universalium

  • firmer chisel — fir′mer chis el [[t]ˈfɜr mər[/t]] n. bui a narrow bladed chisel for paring and mortising that is driven by hand pressure or with a mallet • Etymology: 1680–90; firmer < F fermoir, b. formoir that which forms (der. of former to form < L… …   From formal English to slang

  • firmer chisel — /ˈfɜmə tʃɪzəl/ (say fermuh chizuhl) noun a carpenter s chisel with a blade thin in proportion to its width, fixed to the handle by a tang, usually pushed by the hand and not driven with a mallet. {firmer, from French fermoir, blend of formoir… …   Australian English dictionary

  • firmer — [fʉr′mər] adj. 〚Fr fermoir, altered < formoir < former, to FORM〛 designating a carpenter s chisel or gouge with a thin blade fixed in a handle n. a firmer chisel or gouge * * * …   Universalium

  • firmer — [fʉr′mər] adj. [Fr fermoir, altered < formoir < former, to FORM] designating a carpenter s chisel or gouge with a thin blade fixed in a handle n. a firmer chisel or gouge …   English World dictionary

  • firmer gouge — “ noun Etymology: firmer (chisel) : a woodworking gouge similar in length and thickness to the firmer chisel * * * Carpentry. a narrow bladed gouge similar in manner of use to a firmer chisel. [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • firmer gouge — Carpentry. a narrow bladed gouge similar in manner of use to a firmer chisel. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • firm|er — «FUR muhr», adjective, noun. –adj. of or having to do with chisels, gouges, and other woodworking tools driven by blows of a mallet. –n. a firmer chisel. ╂[< French fermoir, alteration of earlier formoir chisel < former to form, mold] …   Useful english dictionary

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