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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chisel or gouge with a thin blade, used to shape and finish wood by hand.

Etymologies

French fermoir, from Old French, alteration (influenced by fermer, to make firm) of formoir, from former, to form, from Latin fōrmāre, from fōrma, form.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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