Definition of whetstone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɛtstəʊn/


A fine-grained stone used for sharpening cutting tools.
Example sentences
  • Larger whetstones for sharpening iron tools were an important part of everyday equipment and were widely traded, especially since varying degrees of coarseness were required to produce a finely honed edge.
  • The word cos is Latin for whetstone, a stone for sharpening razors and tools.
  • He nodded and continued sharpening swords with whetstones.

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