Definition of whetstone in English:


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  • A fine-grained stone used for sharpening cutting tools.

    ‘Larger whetstones for sharpening iron tools were an important part of everyday equipment and were widely traded, especially since varying degrees of coarseness were required to produce a finely honed edge.’
    • ‘The word cos is Latin for whetstone, a stone for sharpening razors and tools.’
    • ‘He nodded and continued sharpening swords with whetstones.’
    • ‘Unlike oil or water whetstones, a diamond whetstone does not need to be lubricated.’
    • ‘He used a makeshift whetstone to sharpen both blades again.’
    • ‘She sharpened the meat carving knife on a whetstone.’
    • ‘While he shortened the distance between them, Dimitri realized Reana had been quietly sitting and sharpening her sword with a whetstone.’
    • ‘Each morning José Antonio has sharpened his knife against the little whetstone he carries in his pocket.’
    • ‘He turned the chair to the desk behind him, picked up a whetstone and a knife, and started to sharpen it.’
    • ‘The work is done purely by hand, and through a series of 10 whetstones, (large lumps of grindstone) the blade is filed down, sharpened, and finished with an elaborate wavy pattern.’
    • ‘In 1964, or about a hundred knives after making his first one, he switched his focus to selling Arkansas whetstones and a year later began selling knives.’
    • ‘Knives of all shapes and sizes hung on racks and lay on tables, whetstones handy.’
    • ‘Sharpening a European scythe is a combination of hammering (called peening) and honing with a whetstone.’
    • ‘He had a whetstone and cloth in hand with a sword laid across his lap.’
    • ‘Be this the whetstone of your sword: let grief convert to anger blunt not the heart, enrage it.’
    • ‘On my enrolment I was issued with chef's overalls, two textbooks (in Chinese) and a personal cleaver, which I was expected to keep razor sharp by frequent visits to the enormous whetstone in the yard.’
    • ‘The whetstone would have been a important possession for the woodworker as, without it, he could not have sharpened any of his tools.’
    • ‘Other men still worked at the whetstone, or sat polishing their blades.’
    • ‘This can be done by rubbing away surplus metal with a grindstone, whetstone, oilstone, steel, ceramic rod, leather strop or the palm of your hand.’
    • ‘I had read enough Indian book reviews to know that reviewers are ustads with blades sharpened on a cruelly efficient whetstone.’



/ˈ(h)wetˌstōn/ /ˈ(h)wɛtˌstoʊn/