Share this entry

chisel
British English: /ˈtʃɪz(ə)l/
American English: /ˈtʃɪzəl/

Translation of chisel in French:

noun

transitive verb

  • 1
    also: p prés etc -ll- (American English) -l-
    (shape)
    tailler au ciseau
    (finely)
    to chisel a figure out of a piece of wood
    tailler une silhouette dans un morceau de bois
    (sculptor)
    sculpter une silhouette dans un morceau de bois
    chiselled features
    [figurative]
    traits burinés
    finely chiselled features
    [figurative]
    traits finement ciselés
  • 2
    [informal]
    (American English)
    (informal) out of de

Phrasal verbs

chisel in

(informal) (American English)
chisel in on somebody
tomber sur quelqu'un
(informal)

Definition of chisel in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day whippersnapper
    Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
    noun
    a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...