Definition of slipstone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslipstōn/
(also slip stone)


A small rounded or tapered whetstone used to sharpen woodworking tools.
Example sentences
  • Sometimes the name ‘slipstone’ is also used to describe a whetstone.
  • Henry Taylor uses one small and one large slipstone for sharpening carving gouges and chisels.
  • Sharpen carving knives with a fine-grit slipstone, making circular strokes along the edge at the cutting bevel.

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Syllabification: slip·stone

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