Origin of sharpen
Examples from the Web for sharpener
Contemporary Examples of sharpener
Buy a sharpener, or pay a professional for frequent sharpenings.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
Historical Examples of sharpener
"Well, I'll show you," and here I put my sharpener on the counter.Dawson Black: Retail Merchant
It is wonderful what a sharpener of the poor wits hunger is!A Rough Shaking
Opposition is a sharpener of the wits; and she found Kenwick invaluable in his character of universal sceptic.A Venetian June
For a sharpener wrap a piece of fine emery paper about a square stick and tack it down.Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries
John Cotton Dana
You can carry it loose in your pocket without fear of injuring the sharpener or yourself.
- to make or become sharp or sharper
- music to raise the pitch of (a note), esp by one chromatic semitoneUsual US and Canadian word: sharp
Word Origin and History for sharpener
1630s, agent noun from sharpen.