, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chiseled (?), or Chiselled (); p. pr. & vb. n. Chiseling, or Chiselling.] [Cf. F. ciseler.] 1. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; as, to chisel a block of marble into a statue.
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2. To cut close, as in a bargain; to cheat. [Slang]
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n. 1. a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud.
Syn. -- swindler, chiseler, gouger, sharper, sharpie, sharpy.
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