Entry from British & World English dictionary
1A rebate for holding a sash window.
1.1 (also fillister plane) A rebate plane.
- The rebate would have been cut with a moving or standing fillister and the ovolo cut with a moulding plane that might well have also been used in other more general purpose joinery.
- Around 1800, edge-cutting astragal and hollow planes appeared, although the rebates were still cut using the sash fillister.
- In spite of the early appearance of the adjustable fillister, it doesn't appear that they were ever very popular, since to the best of my knowledge, no other early adjustable sash fillisters made by New England planemakers exist.
Early 19th century: perhaps from French feuilleret.
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