rif·​fler ˈri-flər How to pronounce riffler (audio)
: a small filing or scraping tool

Illustration of riffler

Illustration of riffler

Word History


French rifloir, from rifler to file, rifle

First Known Use

circa 1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of riffler was circa 1797

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Cite this Entry

“Riffler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riffler. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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