verb cham·fer \ˈcham(p)-fər, ˈcham-pər\
cham·feredcham·fer·ing \-f(ə-)riŋ, -p(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of CHAMFER

transitive verb
:  to cut a furrow in (as a column) :  groove
:  to make a chamfer on :  bevel

Origin 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

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth



Definition of CHAMFER

:  a beveled edge

First Known Use of CHAMFER

circa 1847

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought


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