tournasin

noun
tour·​na·​sin | \ˈtu̇rnəsə̇n\
plural -s

Definition of tournasin 

: a tool for smoothing and finishing roughly thrown pottery while it revolves on a wheel

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History and Etymology for tournasin

French, from tournaser to shape pottery on the wheel, from tourner to turn, from Old French torner

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