chatter mark


Definition of chatter mark 

1 : a fine undulation formed on the surface of work by a chattering tool

2 : one of a series of short curved cracks on a glaciated rock surface transverse to the glacial striae

First Known Use of chatter mark

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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