Definition of polissoir in English:

polissoir

Pronunciation /ˈpɒlɪswɑː/

noun

  • A tool or implement used for polishing; specifically †(a) a smooth block of wood with a long iron handle, used for flattening glass cylinders newly opened out (obsolete).

Origin

Mid 19th century. From French polissoir a tool or implement used for polishing from poliss- + -oir.