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firmer chisel

[fur-mer] /ˈfɜr mər/
noun, Carpentry.
a narrow-bladed chisel for paring and mortising, driven by hand pressure or with a mallet.
Origin of firmer chisel
1680-90; firmer < French fermoir, blend of formoir that which forms (derivative of former to form < Latin fōrmāre) and fermer to make firm (< Latin firmāre) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The firmer-chisel is a general utility tool, being suited for hand pressure or mallet pounding, for paring or for light mortising.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for firmer-chisel

firmer chisel

a chisel or gouge with a thin blade, used on wood Sometimes shortened to firmer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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