[ hol-oh-ground ]

  1. ground so as to produce a concave surface or surfaces behind a cutting edge: the hollow-ground blade of an ice skate.

Origin of hollow-ground

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby hollow-ground

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How to use hollow-ground in a sentence

  • So this “low and hollow ground,” stiffened with our dead, is holy soil to the British race.

  • Nearly all razors are now made hollow-ground or concave—a great improvement over the old style of thick blade.

    Shaving Made Easy | Anonymous
  • The edge of the hollow-ground razor is thinner and therefore cuts better, and is much easier to keep sharp.

    Shaving Made Easy | Anonymous
  • In a very deeply hollow ground razor, the blade is ground extremely thin, back to a line some distance from the edge.

    Shaving Made Easy | Anonymous
  • Third—Shaving with a razor that is too hollow ground, so that the edge springs and bends on the face.

    Shaving Made Easy | Anonymous