chatter mark


: a fine undulation formed on the surface of work by a chattering tool
: one of a series of short curved cracks on a glaciated rock surface transverse to the glacial striae

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chatter mark was in 1888

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“Chatter mark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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