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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chisel  \Chis"el\,  n.  [OF.  chisel,  F.  ciseau  fr  LL  cisellus, 
  prob.  for  caesellus  fr  L.  caesus,  p.  p.  of  caedere  to  cut. 
  Cf  {Scissors}.] 
  A  tool  with  a  cutting  edge  on  one  end  of  a  metal  blade,  used 
  in  dressing,  shaping,  or  working  in  timber,  stone,  metal, 
  etc.;  --  usually  driven  by  a  mallet  or  hammer. 
 
  {Cold  chisel}.  See  under  {Cold},  a. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chisel  \Chis"el\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chiseled},  or  {Chiselled} 
  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Chiseling},  or  {Chiselling}.]  [Cf.  F. 
  ciseler.] 
  1.  To  cut,  pare,  gouge,  or  engrave  with  a  chisel;  as  to 
  chisel  a  block  of  marble  into  a  statue. 
 
  2.  To  cut  close  as  in  a  bargain;  to  cheat.  [Slang] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chisel 
  n  :  a  hand  tool  with  a  flat  steel  blade  with  a  cutting  edge 
  v  :  carve  with  a  chisel;  "chisel  the  marble" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CHISEL 
 
  An  extension  of  {C}  for  {VLSI}  design,  implemented  as  a  C 
  {preprocessor}.  It  produces  {CIF}  as  output. 
 
  ["CHISEL  -  An  Extension  to  the  Programming  language  C  for  VLSI 
  Layout",  K.  Karplus  PHD  Thesis,  Stanford  U,  1982]. 
 
 




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