hollow-ground

[ hol-oh-ground ]
/ ˈhɒl oʊˈgraʊnd /

adjective

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

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Origin of hollow-ground

First recorded in 1880–85
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Example sentences from the Web for hollow-ground

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