buff wheel
Emery Em"er*y, n. [F. ['e]meri, earlier ['e]meril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. ?, ?, ?, cf. ? to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear. Cf. {Emeril}.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances. Native emery is mixed with more or less magnetic iron. See the Note under {Corundum}. [1913 Webster]

{Emery board}, cardboard pulp mixed with emery and molded into convenient.

{Emery cloth} or {Emery paper}, cloth or paper on which the powder of emery is spread and glued for scouring and polishing.

{Emery wheel}, a wheel containing emery, or having a surface of emery. In machine shops, it is sometimes called a {buff wheel}, and by the manufacturers of cutlery, a {glazer}. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • buff wheel — a wheel for buffing, consisting of a number of leather or canvas disks. Also, buffing wheel. * * * buff wheel, = buffing wheel. (Cf. ↑buffing wheel) …   Useful english dictionary

  • buff wheel — a wheel for buffing, consisting of a number of leather or canvas disks. Also, buffing wheel. * * * …   Universalium

  • buff-stick — buffˈ stick, buffˈ wheel or buffˈing wheel noun A stick or wheel covered with buff leather or the like, and impregnated with an abrasive for polishing • • • Main Entry: ↑buff …   Useful english dictionary

  • buff — buff1 buffability, n. buffable, adj. /buf/, n. 1. a soft, thick, light yellow leather with a napped surface, originally made from buffalo skin but later also from other skins, used for making belts, pouches, etc. 2. a brownish yellow color; tan.… …   Universalium

  • Buff — (b[u^]f), n. [OE. buff, buffe, buff, buffalo, F. buffle buffalo. See {Buffalo}.] 1. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buff — buff1 [buf] n. [earlier buffe, buffalo < Fr buffle < It bufalo,BUFFALO] 1. a heavy, soft, brownish yellow leather made from the skin of the buffalo or from other animal hides 2. a military coat made of this leather 3. a) a stick or small… …   English World dictionary

  • buff — [[t]bʌf[/t]] n. 1) clo a soft, thick, light yellow leather with a napped surface, orig. made from buffalo skin 2) a brownish yellow color; tan 3) mel a stick, block, or wheel covered with leather or other soft material, used for polishing 4) a… …   From formal English to slang

  • buffing-wheel — buffˈ stick, buffˈ wheel or buffˈing wheel noun A stick or wheel covered with buff leather or the like, and impregnated with an abrasive for polishing • • • Main Entry: ↑buff …   Useful english dictionary

  • Emery wheel — Emery Em er*y, n. [F. [ e]meri, earlier [ e]meril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. ?, ?, ?, cf. ? to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear. Cf. {Emeril}.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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