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Whittle

noun (n)

  • English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996) (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • A grayish, coarse double blanket worn by countrywomen, in the west of England, over the shoulders, like a cloak or shawl. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A knife; esp., a pocket, sheath, or clasp knife. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • cut small bits or pare shavings from (verb.contact)
    Synonym: pare
    Example:
    Whittle a piece of wood.
    source: wordnet30
  • To pare or cut off the surface of with a small knife; to cut or shape, as a piece of wood held in the hand, with a clasp knife or pocketknife. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cut or shape a piece of wood with am small knife; to cut up a piece of wood with a knife. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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