a tempered steel rod, with a lozenge-shaped point and a rounded handle, used for engraving furrows in metal.
a similar tool used by marble workers.
a prehistoric pointed or chisellike flint tool.
Contemporary Examples

Report: Israel Finds Tunnels Under West Bank Wall Orly Halpern June 13, 2013

Historical Examples

History of the Girondists, Volume I Alphonse de Lamartine
Engraving: Its Origin, Processes, and History Henri Delaborde
Rene Mauperin Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
Sport in Vancouver and Newfoundland John Rogers
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6 Various
Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature John Addington Symonds
Rembrandt Estelle M. Hurll
William Blake Irene Langridge
Artist and Public Kenyon Cox

a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp lozenge-shaped point, used for engraving furrows in metal, wood, or marble
an engraver’s individual style
(archaeol) a prehistoric flint tool with a very small transverse edge


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