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. 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] ||


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  • emery wheel — n. a wheel composed of emery or surfaced with emery, used in grinding, polishing, cutting, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • emery wheel — n. a wheel composed of emery or surfaced with emery, used in grinding, polishing, cutting, etc …   English World dictionary

  • emery wheel — noun a wheel composed of abrasive material; used for grinding • Syn: ↑grinding wheel • Hypernyms: ↑wheel • Part Holonyms: ↑grinder * * * noun : a wheel made of consolidated emery powder or having a surface of emery and used especially for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • emery wheel — n. wheel covered with powdered emery which is used for grinding and polishing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • emery wheel — /ˈɛməri wil/ (say emuhree weel) noun a wheel for grinding or polishing, consisting mostly of or faced with emery …   Australian English dictionary

  • emery wheel — em′ery wheel n. bui grinding wheel • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • emery wheel. — See grinding wheel. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

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  • 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

  • Emery board — 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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