Share this entry

Share this page

cold chisel

Syllabification: cold chis·el

Definition of cold chisel in English:

noun

A chisel used for cutting metal.
Example sentences
  • You'll need the following tools: a utility knife, hammer, cold chisel, hacksaw, flat pry bar, aviation snips, Phillips screwdriver (or a cordless drill/driver), pliers, sanding block and 4-and 8-in. drywall knives.
  • Many paleontologists carry a geologist's hammer or masonry hammer; rock slabs may be split with this hammer, with this hammer and a cold chisel, or with a stiff-bladed putty knife, depending on their hardness.
  • Use a cold chisel and mason's hammer (sometimes called an engineer's or hand-drilling hammer) to carefully break the damaged tile into as many pieces as necessary to remove it.

Definition of cold chisel in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful