Definition of Sharpener

1. Noun. Any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper. "A knife sharpener"

Specialized synonyms: Grindstone, Pencil Sharpener, Steel, Strickle, Strop
Generic synonyms: Implement
Derivative terms: Sharpen



Definition of Sharpener

1. Noun. A device for making things sharp ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sharpener

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sharpener

sharp-tongued
sharp-witted
sharp-worded
sharp as a tack
sharp cookie
sharp practice
sharp tongue
sharpbill
sharpbills
sharpchin flyingfish
sharpe
sharped
sharpen
sharpened
sharpener
sharpeners
sharpeneth
sharpening
sharpens
sharper
sharpers
sharpest
sharpfin
sharpie
sharpies
sharping
sharpings
sharpish
sharpite

Literary usage of Sharpener

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Rock Excavation, Methods and Cost by Halbert Powers Gillette (1916)
"The price of a drill sharpener ranges from $300 to $1200. Fig. 13. Machine or Power Sharpener. Fuel for Forges. Ordinary coal should never be used for ..."

2. A Treatise on the Progressive Improvement & Present State of the by Robert Hunt, John Holland (1853)
"KNIGHT'S STEEL Sharpener.—SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS. SCISSORS AND SHEARS. SNUFFERS. THERE is no description of cutlery in the manufacture •jf which the ..."

3. The Stefánsson-Anderson Arctic Expedition of the American Museum by Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1914)
"Knife Sharpener, Bone Handle with Steel Insert, Coronation Gulf, length, 9 cm. 1 Fig. 54 a (60-7013), b (60-6986, copper blade), c (60-7012). ..."

4. Practical Things with Simple Tools: A Book for Young Mechanics by Astra Cielo (1916)
"Hence, the necessity of having a pencil- sharpener. Those sold at the stationery stores are usually expensive, the very cheap ones being impracticable and ..."

5. Colliery Working and Management: Comprising the Duties of a Colliery Manager by Harrison Francis Bulman, Richard Augustine Studdert Redmayne (1906)
"... to the pick-sharpener, and the owners of the colliery pay him a wage per shift besides. Fig. 19 shows the ordinary form of coal-miner's pick and shaft. ..."

6. Biblia by Charles Henry Stanley Davis (1903)
"With the Ed^e Gone the sharpener will fail to cut properly, but by crowding ... The Cortis Pencil Sharpener Rule is the best article ever put forth for the ..."

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