from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a cutting tool, having an edge curved so as to make beads or beading.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A turning-tool which has its cutting face ground to a concave curve, so that it may produce a convex molding when applied to the work.
  • n. In seal-engraving, a tool with an end adapted for cutting the balls and beads of coronets and other designs.


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