a cut that is made in wood or some other material, usually at a 45° angle to the adjacent principal faces.
to make a chamfer on or in.
a narrow flat surface at the corner of a beam, post, etc, esp one at an angle of 45° Compare bevel (sense 1)
to cut such a surface on (a beam, etc)
another word for chase2 (sense 4)
c.1600, “small groove cut in wood or stone,” from Middle French chanfraindre (15c., Modern French chanfreiner), past participle of chanfraint. The second element seems to be from Latin frangere “to break” (see fraction); perhaps the whole word is cantum frangere “to break the edge.” Meaning “bevelled surface of a square edge or corner” is attested from c.1840, of uncertain connection to the other sense.
a bit for beveling the edge of a hole.
Cécile Louise Stéphanie [sey-seel lweez stey-fa-nee] /seɪˈsil lwiz steɪ faˈni/ (Show IPA), 1857–1944, French pianist and composer.
a saltbush, Atriplex canescens, of the western U.S. and Mexico, having grayish, scurfy foliage.
chamois (defs 2–4, 6, 7).