A chip, fragment, or flake from a piece of stone or ore.intransitive verb
To break up into chips or fragments.intransitive verb
To chip or crumble.noun
A chip or splinter thrown off, as in chopping or hewing; now specifically, in masonry, a piece of stone chipped off by a blow of a hammer or mallet.noun
To split; splinter; chip; specifically, in mining, to chip or break up roughly, as ore, preparatory to sorting the material.
To keep (the frames of a ship) at their proper distance apart.
To splinter; chip; give off spalls.noun
A chip or fragment, especially a chip of stone as struck off the block by the hammer, having at least one feather-edge.