oilstone
noun Date: 1585 a whetstone for use with oil

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Oilstone — Oil stone , n. A variety of hone slate, or whetstone, used for whetting tools when lubricated with oil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oilstone — [oil′stōn΄] n. a whetstone treated with oil …   English World dictionary

  • oilstone — Whet Whet, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The act of whetting. [1913 Webster] 2. That which whets or sharpens; esp., an appetizer. Sips, drams, and whets. Spectator. [1913 Webster] {Whet slate} (Min.), a variety of slate used for sharpening cutting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oilstone — /oyl stohn /, n. a block of fine grained stone, usually oiled, for putting the final edge on certain cutting tools by abrasion. [1575 85; OIL + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • oilstone — noun A type of stone used for sharpening objects such as knives and razorblades …   Wiktionary

  • oilstone — n. oiled stone for sharpening tools …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oilstone —    A stone used for sharpening and honing metal cutting tools. Also see carving and chisel …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • oilstone — noun a fine grained flat stone used with oil for sharpening chisels, planes, or other tools …   English new terms dictionary

  • oilstone — n whetstone, rubstone, hone, sharpener, grinder, grindstone …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • oilstone — oil•stone [[t]ˈɔɪlˌstoʊn[/t]] n. bui a block of fine grained stone, usu. oiled, for putting the final edge on certain cutting tools by abrasion • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

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