whetstone

noun whet·stone \ ˈhwet-ˌstōn , ˈwet- \

Definition of whetstone

: a stone for whetting edge tools

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First Known Use of whetstone

before 12th century

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WHETSTONE Defined for English Language Learners

whetstone

noun

Definition of whetstone for English Language Learners

  • : a stone used for sharpening knives, blades, etc.


WHETSTONE Defined for Kids

whetstone

noun whet·stone \ ˈhwet-ˌstōn , ˈwet- \

Definition of whetstone for Students

: a stone on which blades are sharpened


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