[ US /ˈtʃɪzəɫ/ ]
[ UK /t‍ʃˈɪzə‍l/ ]
  1. carve with a chisel
    chisel the marble
  2. engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
    Who's chiseling on the side?
  3. deprive somebody of something by deceit
    This salesman ripped us off!
    They chiseled me out of my money
    we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme
    The con-man beat me out of $50
  1. an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
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How To Use chisel In A Sentence

  • Shaun Anthony Markey fled from Woolworth's store in Hereford with a battery-operated model of the chisel-jawed character, who features in the animated film Toy Story.
  • He was a cheap crook and what used to be called a chiseler. Hard Road
  • Manzo noticed the neatly trimmed goatee and mustache combination that framed Rossiter's facial features and the chiseled jaw of a man who was in peak physical condition.
  • Nature was obviously having fun here, chiselling the rocks.
  • Ten men with chiselled faces and Kalashnikovs jump out and take up positions. Times, Sunday Times
  • His features were, in the manner of his Faerie-born race, as sharp as chiseled stone, and his ears were acutely pointed.
  • He looked like a prince with his chiseled facial features, prominent nose, full lips, and strong physique.
  • Vary the story to take in the white collar worker, the ice man let out with the coming of the frigidaire, the clerk displaced for the young graduate, vary it to include, if you will, the "chiseller" and the exploiter, but remembering that suffering, need, idleness and despair play their own part in turning the man who cannot work into the man who will not work. Canada's Problems in Relief and Assistance
  • He is chipping away at a block marble with a chisel.
  • Watch him work with that chisel and hammer. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born
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