Chiselled



[chiz-uh l] /ˈtʃɪz əl/

noun
1.
a wedgelike tool with a cutting edge at the end of the blade, often made of steel, used for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc.
2.
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3.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Caelum.
verb (used with object), chiseled, chiseling or (especially British) chiselled, chiselling.
4.
to cut, shape, or fashion by or as if by carving with a chisel.
5.
to cheat or swindle (someone):
He chiseled me out of fifty dollars.
6.
to get (something) by cheating or trickery:
He chiseled fifty dollars out of me.
verb (used without object), chiseled, chiseling or (especially British) chiselled, chiselling.
7.
to work with a chisel.
8.
to trick; cheat.
[chiz-uh ld] /ˈtʃɪz əld/
adjective
1.
cut, shaped, etc., with a :
chiseled stone.
2.
sharply or clearly shaped; clear-cut:
She has finely chiseled features.
/ˈtʃɪzəld/
adjective
1.
carved or formed with or as if with a chisel
2.
clear-cut: finely chiselled features
/ˈtʃɪzəl/
noun
1.

verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
2.
to carve (wood, stone, metal, etc) or form (an engraving, statue, etc) with or as with a chisel
3.
(slang) to cheat or obtain by cheating
verb

See chizzle
n.

early 14c., from Anglo-French cisel, Old French cisel “chisel,” in plural, “scissors, shears” (12c., Modern French ciseau), from Vulgar Latin *cisellum “cutting tool,” from Latin caesellum, diminutive of caesus, past participle of caedere “to cut” (see -cide). Related: Chiseled; chiseling.
v.

c.1500, “to break with a chisel,” from chisel (n.). Slang sense of “to cheat, defraud” is first recorded in 1808 as chizzel; origin and connection to the older word are obscure (cf. slang sense of gouge); chiseler in this sense is from 1918. Related: Chiseled; chiseling.
adj.

“having sharp outlines,” 1821, figurative past participle adjective from chisel (v.).

verb

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