regrind

verb

re·​grind (ˌ)rē-ˈgrīnd How to pronounce regrind (audio)
reground (ˌ)rē-ˈgrau̇nd How to pronounce regrind (audio) ; regrinding

transitive verb

: to grind (something) anew or again : to reshape or refit by grinding
… it's best to call a plumber as special tools are needed to regrind the surface of the valve. Sian Berry
a reground crankshaft

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Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of regrind was in 1660

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Cite this Entry

“Regrind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regrind. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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