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Meaning of CHISEL

Pronunciation:  'chizul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  2. [v]  carve with a chisel; "chisel the marble"
  3. [v]  deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
  4. [v]  engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"

CHISEL is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: beat, cheat, rip off
 See Also: beguile, bilk, bunco, burin, carve, cold chisel, con, cook, cozen, crib, cut up, deceive, defraud, delude, diddle, drove, drove chisel, edge tool, fake, falsify, firmer chisel, fleece, fudge, gazump, goldbrick, gyp, hoodwink, hook, job, juggle, lead on, manipulate, misrepresent, mulct, nobble, overcharge, pluck, plume, rig, ripping chisel, rob, rook, scam, set chisel, set up, shark, soak, surcharge, swindle, victimise, victimize, wangle, welsh, whipsaw, wood chisel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chis"el\, n. [OF. chisel, F. ciseau, fr. LL. cisellus,
    prob. for caesellus, fr. L. caesus, p. p. of caedere to cut.
    Cf. {Scissors}.]
    A tool with a cutting edge on one end of a metal blade, used
    in dressing, shaping, or working in timber, stone, metal,
    etc.; -- usually driven by a mallet or hammer.
    {Cold chisel}. See under {Cold}, a.
  2. \Chis"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chiseled}, or {Chiselled}
    (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chiseling}, or {Chiselling}.] [Cf. F.
    1. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; as, to
       chisel a block of marble into a statue.
    2. To cut close, as in a bargain; to cheat. [Slang]
Computing Dictionary

An extension of c for vlsi design, implemented as a C preprocessor. It produces cif as output.

["CHISEL - An Extension to the Programming language C for VLSI Layout", K. Karplus, PHD Thesis, Stanford U, 1982].

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