[ oil-stohn ]
/ ˈɔɪlˌstoʊn /


a block of fine-grained stone, usually oiled, for putting the final edge on certain cutting tools by abrasion.


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Origin of oilstone

First recorded in 1575–85; oil + stone

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British Dictionary definitions for oilstone

/ (ˈɔɪlˌstəʊn) /


a stone with a fine grain lubricated with oil and used for sharpening cutting toolsSee also whetstone
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