whetstone

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

Definition of whetstone 

: a stone for whetting edge tools

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My father had visited and given us some tips on how to dampen the whetstones and sharpen the blade. Cain Burdeau, Fox News, "An ancient way to cut grass, scything's also a state of mind," 19 June 2018 My father had visited and given us some tips on how to dampen the whetstones and sharpen the blade. Washington Post, "Scything Zen: Ancient way to cut grass also a state of mind," 19 June 2018 Depending on the type of whetstone, apply a few drops of oil or water to the stone first. Cindy Daniel, Sunset, "How to Maintan Your Garden Tools," 22 Jan. 2018 The gamekeeper sharpens the blade with a whetstone and shows him how it is done. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Does Crafting Make People Happier?," 9 Apr. 2018 Whetstone was later given a chair in front of the box. Dan Campana, Aurora Beacon-News, "Attorney: Jury 'tainted' that convicted Aurora man of murder," 12 May 2017 Willcox #USBP agents arrest 1, seize hearse with over 67lbs. of marijuana in smuggling effort near Whetstone # Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity.com, "Grim reefer: 67 pounds of pot found hidden in casket, border patrol says," 4 May 2017 Willcox #USBP agents arrest 1, seize hearse with over 67lbs. of marijuana in smuggling effort near Whetstone # Sammy Nickalls, Esquire, "Someone Tried to Smuggle 67 Pounds of Weed In a Coffin," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of whetstone

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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whetstone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of whetstone

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

whetstone

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

Kids Definition of whetstone

: a stone on which blades are sharpened

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