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riffler Syllabification: rif·fler
Pronunciation: /ˈriflər/

Definition of riffler in English:


A narrow elongated tool with a curved file surface at each end, used in filing concave surfaces.
Example sentences
  • The tools used for more refined work include gouges, drills, various types of chisel, a mallet, rasps, files, and rifflers, some of which duplicate the tools used in stonecarving and modelling.


Late 18th century: from French rifloir, from Old French rifler 'to scrape'.

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