Translation of grindstone in Spanish:

grindstone

Pronunciation: /ˈgraɪnstəʊn; ˈgraɪnd-/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Technology/Tecnología] muela (feminine), piedra (feminine) de afilar back to the grindstone! ¡de vuelta al yugo!
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    • This can be done by rubbing away surplus metal with a grindstone, whetstone, oilstone, steel, ceramic rod, leather strop or the palm of your hand.
    • He is seen sharpening a weapon on an old-fashioned grindstone.
    • We also took turns at turning the crank of the grindstone when scythes needed to be sharpened.
    1.2 (millstone) muela (feminine), piedra (feminine) or rueda (feminine) de molino
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    • The grinding of the grain was done with a grindstone called a Rotary Quern, or a Hand Quern (a small stone on top of a larger stone with the grain in between) if you were poorer.
    • His master, Monsieur Vanderdendur, cut off his hand when his finger got caught in the grindstone in a sugar mill.
    • I looked in at the mill, saw the wear on the grindstone, awoke the morning next and - strangely - ordered that another be cut from my quarries up north.

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