coarse file

A file with deep grooves for removing a lot of metal quickly. It leaves rough edges which will need to be cleaned up with a smooth-cut file

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • coarse — [kôrs] adj. coarser, coarsest [specialized var. of COURSE in sense of “ordinary or usual order” as in of course] 1. of inferior or poor quality; common [coarse fare] 2. consisting of rather large elements or particles [coarse sand] 3. not fine or …   English World dictionary

  • file — [1] A flat or rounded tool with a rough surface of hardened steel. When it is rubbed against metal, it removes small bits of metal leading to a smaller amount of base metal. [2] The action of removing metal by using a file. Also see bastard file… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • File — (f[imac]l), n. [AS. fe[ o]l; akin to D. viji, OHG. f[=i]la, f[=i]hala, G. feile, Sw. fil, Dan. fiil, cf. Icel. [thorn][=e]l, Russ. pila, and Skr. pi[,c] to cut out, adorn; perh. akin to E. paint.] 1. A steel instrument, having cutting ridges or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • File blank — File File (f[imac]l), n. [AS. fe[ o]l; akin to D. viji, OHG. f[=i]la, f[=i]hala, G. feile, Sw. fil, Dan. fiil, cf. Icel. [thorn][=e]l, Russ. pila, and Skr. pi[,c] to cut out, adorn; perh. akin to E. paint.] 1. A steel instrument, having cutting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • File cutter — File File (f[imac]l), n. [AS. fe[ o]l; akin to D. viji, OHG. f[=i]la, f[=i]hala, G. feile, Sw. fil, Dan. fiil, cf. Icel. [thorn][=e]l, Russ. pila, and Skr. pi[,c] to cut out, adorn; perh. akin to E. paint.] 1. A steel instrument, having cutting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • file — file1 fileable, adj. filer, n. /fuyl/, n., v., filed, filing. n. 1. a folder, cabinet, or other container in which papers, letters, etc., are arranged in convenient order for storage or reference. 2. a collection of papers, records, etc.,… …   Universalium

  • filé — /fi lay , fee lay/, n. New Orleans Cookery. a powder made from the ground leaves of the sassafras tree, used as a thickener and to impart a pungent taste to soups, gumbos, and other dishes. Also called filé powder. [1800 10, Amer.; < LaF; lit.,… …   Universalium

  • File (tool) — A file (or hand file) is a hand tool used to shape material by cutting. A file typically takes the form of a hardened steel bar, mostly covered with a series of sharp, parallel ridges or teeth . Most files have a narrow, pointed tang at one end… …   Wikipedia

  • coarse — [[t]kɔrs, koʊrs[/t]] adj. coars•er, coars•est 1) composed of relatively large parts or particles: coarse sand[/ex] 2) lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture, structure, etc.: coarse fabric[/ex] 3) harsh; grating 4) lacking refinement;… …   From formal English to slang

  • coarse — coarsely, adv. coarseness, n. /kawrs, kohrs/, adj., coarser, coarsest. 1. composed of relatively large parts or particles: The beach had rough, coarse sand. 2. lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture, structure, etc.: The stiff, coarse fabric… …   Universalium

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