whetstone

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whet·stone

 (wĕt′stōn′, hwĕt′-)
n.
A hard, fine-grained stone for honing tools. Also called snakestone.

whetstone

(ˈwɛtˌstəʊn)
n
1. (General Engineering) a stone used for sharpening edged tools, knives, etc
2. (General Engineering) something that sharpens

whet•stone

(ˈʰwɛtˌstoʊn, ˈwɛt-)

n.
a stone for sharpening cutlery or tools by friction.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whetstone - a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or kniveswhetstone - a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
hone - a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors
oilstone - a whetstone for use with oil
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
Translations
حَجَر شَحْذ
slibesten
hiomakivi
brus
brÿni
gresie
osla
brus
biley taşı

whetstone

[ˈwetstəʊn] Npiedra f de amolar, afiladera f

whetstone

hwɛtstəʊn] nmeule f

whetstone

nWetzstein m

whetstone

[ˈwɛtˌstəʊn] ncote f

whet

(wet) past tense, past participle ˈwhetted verb
1. to sharpen (a tool) by rubbing it on a grindstone or whetstone.
2. to make (one's appetite) keen.
ˈwhetstone noun
a stone for sharpening the blades of knives etc.
References in classic literature ?
They curled round wet stones, and never offered to strike when the nose of a rooting pig dislodged them.
Peerybingle, going out into the raw twilight, and clicking over the wet stones in a pair of pattens that worked innumerable rough impressions of the first proposition in Euclid all about the yard--Mrs.
Wow… intensity, brilliant acidity and tannin structure with Mourvedre's lush fruit flavours and texture; this is a wine that offers juicy plum, blackberry, cassis and savoury flavours with hints of wet stone.
between these cliffs of grieving wet stone and the distant
There is a sweet floral honeyed tone to the bouquet and a little wet stone minerality to this dry muscat.
With apple and peachy aromas and wet stone fruit characters, the citrus fruits are underpinned by refreshing acidity, ending with zesty lime and a saline note.
Dark wood detailing, black ceilings, white floors and the organic look of wet stone are predominant.
battering the wet stone cliffs, heavy white, storm-mad,