riffler

noun
rif·​fler | \ ˈri-flər How to pronounce riffler (audio) \

Definition of riffler

: a small filing or scraping tool

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First Known Use of riffler

circa 1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for riffler

French rifloir, from rifler to file, rifle

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The first known use of riffler was circa 1797

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“Riffler.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riffler. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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