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A fine-grained whetstone lubricated with oil, used for fine sharpening.


(Tools) a stone with a fine grain lubricated with oil and used for sharpening cutting tools. See also whetstone



a block of fine-grained stone, usu. oiled, for putting the final edge on certain cutting tools by abrasion.
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Noun1.oilstone - a whetstone for use with oil
whetstone - a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
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