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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

Etymologies

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

[French fermoir, from Old French, alteration (influenced by fermer, to make firm) of formoir, from former, to form, from Latin fōrmāre, from fōrma, form.]

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