Definition of chisel :
1. 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.
2. To cut close, as in a bargain; to cheat.
3. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; as, to chisel a block of marble into a statue.
cheat, diddle, screw, swindle, wander, bilk, chicane, flimflam, jockey, victimize, betray, edge, chouse, cuckold, take, mulct, rip off, trim, defraud, gyp, blade, honest, cozen, cheat on, beat, shaft, rook, stick, gull, do, sting
tool (part of speech: noun)
hacksaw, punch, band saw, sickle, miter box, hoe, gouge, level, shears, square, hedge trimmer, chain saw, crowbar, coping saw, spoke shave, pliers, tool, lug wrench, hammer, spade, wedge, stapler, calipers, keyhole saw, auger, bow saw, shovel, wrecking bar, sledgehammer, cold chisel, file, screwdriver, circular saw, trowel, monkey wrench, welder, hatchet, drill, ball-peen hammer, snips, back saw, scythe, saw, spanner, scissors, machete, planer, crosscut saw, tire iron, vise, grindstone, radial arm saw, jigsaw, scroll saw, handsaw, claw hammer, emery wheel, wrench, axe, pipe wrench, drill press, mallet, awl, pickax, bench drill, buzz saw, arc welder, jointer, table saw, edger, tin snips, jackknife, knife, posthole auger, plane, lathe, pick, ripsaw, grapnel
- Too small, too thin, he thought, to chisel through a four- inch branch, but it was all he had. - "The World That Couldn't Be", Clifford Donald Simak.
- I have seen one of our own youngsters- a boy who had fought a great fight all through the dark hours, and who had refused to come back when he was first ordered to- I have seen him unable to keep still for an instant after the strain, and yet ready to fight on till he dropped; physically almost a wreck, but with his wits as sharp and his spirits as keen as a steel chisel. - "Letters from France", C. E. W. Bean.
- He then took his hammer and chisel, and, having concealed some dust of marble in the hollow of his hand, pretended to work off a portion from the surface of the nose. - "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", John Addington Symonds.