grattoir

[ grah-twahr; French gra-twar ]
/ grɑˈtwɑr; French graˈtwar /

noun, plural grat·toirs [grah-twahrz; French gra-twar] /grɑˈtwɑrz; French graˈtwar/. Archaeology.

a flaked stone implement, usually Upper Paleolithic, retouched at the end and used probably for working wood or cleaning hides; scraper.

Origin of grattoir

1870–75; < French, equivalent to gratt(er) to grate2 + -oir -ory2
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