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whetstone

[ hwet-stohn, wet- ]
/ ˈʰwɛtˌstoʊn, ˈwɛt- /
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noun

a stone for sharpening cutlery or tools by friction.
anything that sharpens: a whetstone for dull wits.

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Origin of whetstone

before 900; Middle English whetston,Old English hwetstān.See whet, stone
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British Dictionary definitions for whetstone

whetstone
/ (ˈwɛtˌstəʊn) /

noun

a stone used for sharpening edged tools, knives, etc
something that sharpens
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