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Syllabification: grat·er
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrādər

Definition of grater in English:


A device having a surface covered with holes edged by slightly raised cutting edges, used for grating cheese and other foods.
Example sentences
  • Grate the zucchini using the large holes of a cheese grater.
  • Zesters and box graters have small holes for this purpose, but a microplane grater makes the job easier.
  • It's very simple: just use the side of a cheese grater or slicer.

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