Definition of Grindstone

1. Noun. A revolving stone shaped like a disk; used to grind or sharpen or polish edge tools.

Generic synonyms: Sharpener, Stone



Definition of Grindstone

1. n. A flat, circular stone, revolving on an axle, for grinding or sharpening tools, or shaping or smoothing objects.

Definition of Grindstone

1. Noun. An abrasive wheel for sharpening, polishing or grinding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grindstone

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grindstone

grinding
grinding-in
grinding frame
grinding frames
grinding surface
grinding wheel
grindingly
grindings
grindle
grindle-stone
grindle-stones
grindles
grindlet
grindlets
grinds
grindstone (current term)
grindstones
gringas
gringo
gringos
grinned
grinner
grinners
grinning
grinningly
grins
grins-and-giggles
grinting
griot
griots

Literary usage of Grindstone

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1. Michigan and Its Resources: Sketches of the Growth of the State, Its by Michigan Dept. of State (1893)
"The grindstone quarries of Huron county were first discovered by Capt. ... These quarries are situated at grindstone City, on the shores of Lake Huron, ..."

2. Child Classics by Georgia Alexander (1909)
"TURNING THE grindstone BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN When I was a little boy, ... I told him that the grindstone was in the shop. Patting me on the head, he said, ..."

3. Essentials of English by Henry Carr Pearson, Mary Frederika Kirchwey (1915)
"A STORY FOR ORAL REPRODUCTION Turning the grindstone When I was a little boy I remember ... I told him where to find the grindstone. Patting me on the head, ..."

4. Exercises in Wood-working, with a Short Treatise on Wood: Written for Manual by Ivin Sickels (1889)
"(Plate E.) ON THE grindstone. The grindstone must be kept constantly wet with water while in use. Of the many positions in which the tool may be held ..."

5. Anecdotes and Examples Illustrating the Catholic Catechism by Francis Spirago (1904)
"THANKS FOR A grindstone The poor can often help the rich in time of need. A poor countryman had to deliver several loads of wood at a large manufactory. ..."

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