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Definitions for chamfer
ˈtʃæm fərcham·fer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bevel, cant, chamferverb

    two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

  2. bevel, chamferverb

    cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel

    "bevel the surface"

  3. furrow, chamfer, chaseverb

    cut a furrow into a columns


  1. chamfernoun

    an obtuse-angled relief or cut at an edge added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges

  2. chamferverb

    to cut off the edge or corner of something; to bevel

  3. chamferverb

    to cut a groove in something; to flute

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chamfer, Chamfretnoun

    A small furrow or gutter on a column.

    Etymology: from to chamfer.

  2. To Chamferverb

    To channel; to make furrows or gutters upon a column.

    Etymology: chambrer, Fr.


  1. Chamfer

    A chamfer or is a transitional edge between two faces of an object. Sometimes defined as a form of bevel, it is often created at a 45° angle between two adjoining right-angled faces. Chamfers are frequently used in machining, carpentry, furniture, concrete formwork, mirrors, and to facilitate assembly of many mechanical engineering designs.


  1. chamfer

    A chamfer is a type of beveled edge formed on a corner or edge of any machining or modeling object. It is essentially a transitional edge between two faces, typically at a 45-degree angle. It can also refer to the process of creating such an edge on an object. Chamfering is often used to facilitate assembly, to remove sharp edges for safety, or for aesthetics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chamfernoun

    the surface formed by cutting away the arris, or angle, formed by two faces of a piece of timber, stone, etc

  2. Chamferverb

    to cut a furrow in, as in a column; to groove; to channel; to flute

  3. Chamferverb

    to make a chamfer on

  4. Etymology: [See Chamfron.]


  1. Chamfer

    A chamfer is a beveled edge connecting two surfaces. If the surfaces are at right angles, the chamfer will typically be symmetrical at 45 degrees. "Chamfer" is a term commonly used in mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Special tools such as chamfer mills and chamfer planes are available. In tile work, or furniture such as counters or table tops, an edge or arris that has been eased by rounding instead of chamfering is called a bullnose. Where a chamfer does not go to the end of the piece, but "lifts out" in a smooth curve, the end is called a lark's tongue. An example of chamfering is part of the process of hand-crafting a parabolic glass telescope mirror. Before the surface of the disc can be ground, the edges must first be chamfered to prevent chipping. This can be accomplished by placing the disc in a metal bowl containing silicon carbide and rotating the disc with a rocking motion. The grit will thus wear off the sharp edge of the glass.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chamfer

    cham′fėr, n. a bevel or slope made by paring off the edge of anything originally right-angled, either in wood or stone work: a groove, channel, or furrow.—v.t. to cut or grind off bevel-wise, as a corner: to channel or make furrows upon; to flute, as a column.—adj. Cham′fered, furrowed, grooved, wrinkled. [Fr. chanfrein—O. Fr. chanfraindre, which acc. to Dr Murray may be from chant fraindre—L. cantum frangĕre, to break the edge or side.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chamfer

    The cutting or taking off a sharp edge or angle from a plank or timber. It is also called camfering.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chamfer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chamfer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  • жлеб, фаска, рендосвам, издялвамBulgarian
  • Schrägkante, Fase, abgeschrägte Kante, abgefaste Kante, gebrochene Kante, Schräge, Hohlrinne, Abfassung, Abschrägung, AuskehlungGerman
  • chaflánSpanish
  • chanfrein, chanfreiner, champfrainFrench
  • biselloItalian
  • 面取りJapanese
  • heretuaMāori
  • afschuinen, afschuining, groevenDutch
  • фаскаRussian
  • fasa, bruten kant, fas, bryta, avfasningSwedish
  • şev, oluk, kanalTurkish
  • 倒角Chinese

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