cabinet file


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

Word History


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

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“Cabinet file.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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