holystone

noun
ho·​ly·​stone | \ ˈhō-lē-ˌstōn How to pronounce holystone (audio) \

Definition of holystone

: a soft sandstone used to scrub a ship's wooden decks

Other Words from holystone

holystone transitive verb

First Known Use of holystone

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Holystone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holystone. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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