Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

chamfer

play
verb cham·fer \ˈcham(p)-fər, ˈcham-pər\

Definition of chamfer

chamfered

chamfering

play \-f(ə-)riŋ, -p(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cut a furrow in (as a column) :  groove

  3. 2 :  to make a chamfer on :  bevel



Origin and Etymology of chamfer

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 Latin frangere — more at cant, break


First Known Use: 1567

Other Architecture Terms


2

chamfer

noun cham·fer

Definition of chamfer

  1. :  a beveled edge



Circa 1847

First Known Use of chamfer

circa 1847

Other Handicraft Terms


Learn More about chamfer


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chamfer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

different from the usual or normal

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommodate acommadate accommodate accomodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ