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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fil-uh-ster]
    • /ˈfɪl ə stər/
    • /ˈfɪ.lɪ.stə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fil-uh-ster]
    • /ˈfɪl ə stər/

Definitions of fillister word

  • noun fillister a rabbet or groove, as one on a window sash to hold the glass and putty. 1
  • noun fillister Also called fillister plane. a plane for cutting rabbets or grooves. 1
  • noun fillister A rabbet / rebate for holding a sash window. 1
  • noun fillister an adjustable plane for cutting rabbets, grooves, etc 0
  • noun fillister a rabbet or groove, esp one in a window sash bar for a pane of glass 0
  • noun fillister a plane for cutting grooves in wood 0

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Origin of fillister

First appearance:

before 1810
One of the 40% newest English words
First recorded in 1810-20; origin uncertain

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Parts of speech for Fillister


fillister popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fillister usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with fillister

  • what is a fillister head screw?

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