cabinet file

noun

: a thin woodworking file with coarse teeth that is flat on one side and convex on the other

Word History

Etymology

so called from its use in cabinetmaking

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabinet file was in 1824

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near cabinet file

Cite this Entry

“Cabinet file.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabinet%20file. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!