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diamond point

Furniture. a faceted, low-relief ornamental motif giving the effect of a cut gem.
an acute, pyramidal point on a nail or spike.
Origin of diamond point
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If necessary to use them, the ends may be firmly fixed by cutting a ring with a sharp, diamond-point cold chisel.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • To cut out the square corners of the keyway, the diamond-point chisel shown in Fig. 2171 is employed.

  • Athenian diamond; A few very fine early gems ascribed to Athens, are executed wholly with diamond-point.

    The Visions of England Francis T. Palgrave
British Dictionary definitions for diamond-point

diamond point

a diamond-tipped engraving tool
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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