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  1. chisel

    • IPA[ˈCHiz(ə)l]

    美式

    • n.
      a long-bladed hand tool with a beveled cutting edge and a plain handle that is struck with a hammer or mallet, used to cut or shape wood, stone, metal, or other hard materials
    • v.
      cut or shape (something) with a chisel;cheat or swindle (someone) out of something
    • verb: chisel, 3rd person present: chisels, gerund or present participle: chiselling, past tense: chiselled, past participle: chiselled

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a long-bladed hand tool with a beveled cutting edge and a plain handle that is struck with a hammer or mallet, used to cut or shape wood, stone, metal, or other hard materials cut away the tiles with a broad-bladed steel chisel

    動詞

    • 1. cut or shape (something) with a chisel carefully chisel out a groove for the hinge
    • 2. North American informal cheat or swindle (someone) out of something he's chiseled me out of my dues