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emery wheel

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noun
  1. grinding wheel.

Origin of emery wheel

First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for emery wheel

Historical Examples

  • In this device the emery-wheel is driven by belt power as follows.

    Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II

    Joshua Rose

  • It is manufactured into wheels, in structure like the emery-wheel, and serves the same purpose.

  • The emery-wheel and gear pinion d are fast together, and a pin passes through and holds g and h together.

  • On the end of the emery-wheel spindle is a feed lever, by means of which the emery-wheel may be fed along the lathe centre.

  • Now an emery-wheel will take a cut whose fineness is simply limited by the wear of the wheel in the length of the cut.


British Dictionary definitions for emery wheel

emery wheel

noun
  1. a grinding or polishing wheel consisting of, or the surface of which is coated with, abrasive emery particles
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