whittling

noun whit·tling \ ˈhwit-liŋ , ˈwit- ; ˈhwi-tᵊl-iŋ , ˈwi- \

Definition of whittling

1 :the act or art of whittling
2 :a piece cut away in whittling

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First Known Use of whittling

1833


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