whittle (something) out of (something)(redirected from whittle something out)
whittle (something) out of (something)
To create some shape by shaving small bits from a piece of some material. He whittled a little toy horse out of the block of wood. The kids are out back whittling animals out of bars of soap.
whittle something out of something
to carve something out of something. The young man whittled a small boat out of wood. Can you whittle an elephant out of this chunk of wood?