- a stone for sharpening cutlery or tools by friction.
- anything that sharpens: a whetstone for dull wits.
Origin of whetstone
Related Words for whetstoneknob, cut, tunnel, nut, accent, pad, halo, buzz, circle, notch, rib, ring, washer, briar, whetstone, sticker
Examples from the Web for whetstone
Historical Examples of whetstone
What he wants is ten quarts apiece, no matter if it's bluer 'n a whetstone.Tiverton Tales
Which he's the stoodent who stands up the stage over by Whetstone Springs.Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
Few horses had beaten Whetstone in a race since he became the Duke's property.
Saddle and bridle goes with Whetstone, all a free gift, if you can ride him, Duke.
Whetstone would not approach nearer than ten or twelve feet.
- a stone used for sharpening edged tools, knives, etc
- something that sharpens