po·​lis·​soir | \ ˌpōlēˈswär \
plural -s

Definition of polissoir

: a tool consisting of a flat wooden block with a long iron or steel handle and used in glass manufacturing for flattening out split cylinders of blown glass : an implement used for polishing or grinding

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History and Etymology for polissoir

French, polishing implement, from Middle French, from poliss-, stem of polir to polish

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“Polissoir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polissoir. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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