cabinet file

noun

Definition of cabinet file

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

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First Known Use of cabinet file

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cabinet file

so called from its use in cabinetmaking

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“Cabinet file.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabinet%20file. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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