cold chisel


Definition of cold chisel

: a chisel made of tool steel of a strength, shape, and temper suitable for chipping or cutting cold metal

Examples of cold chisel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was a major operation involving three people, a cold chisel, a hacksaw, a crowbar, and an angle grinder. Hedley Twidle, Harper's Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 If any part of the metal tie is protruding from the wall, strike it with a cold chisel and three-pound sledgehammer. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of cold chisel

1699, in the meaning defined above

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“Cold chisel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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