box grater

noun

Definition of box grater

: a four-sided device for grating foods that has a different type of grating surface on each side Shred the cheese using the large holes of a box grater.— Gretchen Roberts, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2012

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Box grater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/box%20grater. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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