Definition of grinding wheel in English:

grinding wheel

Pronunciation /ˈɡrīndiNG (h)wēl/ /ˈɡraɪndɪŋ (h)wil/


  • A wheel used for cutting, grinding, or finishing metal or other objects, and typically made of abrasive particles bonded together.

    ‘A stone from the original mill, dated 1633, has been mounted on a grinding wheel and sits amid a colourful array of flowers in the village centre.’
    • ‘I told him what I was after, and he got to work on his grinding wheel.’
    • ‘The nail head should be wrapped with masking tape so it is easier to grip and the point should be sharpened on a grinding wheel.’
    • ‘A small grinding wheel attached to an electric hand drill can do the same job as a bench grinder.’
    • ‘If the grinding wheel does become coated with metal, dress the wheel prior to use.’