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grattoir

[ grah-twahr; French gra-twar ]
/ grɑˈtwɑr; French graˈtwar /
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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.
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Origin of grattoir

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