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chamfer

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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 (something, such as a column) :  groove

  3. 2 :  to make a chamfer on :  bevel

Origin and Etymology of chamfer

back-formation from chamfering, alteration of Medieval 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

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chamfer

noun cham·fer

Definition of chamfer

  1. :  a beveled edge

Circa 1847

First Known Use of chamfer

circa 1847

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