Meaning of riffler in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrɪflə/


  • A narrow elongated tool with a curved file surface at each end, used in filing concave surfaces.

    • ‘The tools used for more refined work include gouges, drills, various types of chisel, a mallet, rasps, files, and rifflers, some of which duplicate the tools used in stonecarving and modelling.’


Late 18th century from French rifloir, from Old French rifler ‘to scrape’.