holystone

noun

ho·​ly·​stone ˈhō-lē-ˌstōn How to pronounce holystone (audio)
: a soft sandstone used to scrub a ship's wooden decks
holystone transitive verb

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of holystone was circa 1823

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“Holystone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holystone. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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holystone

noun
ho·​ly·​stone ˈhō-lē-ˌstōn How to pronounce holystone (audio)
: a soft sandstone used to scrub a ship's wooden decks
holystone verb
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