What does the word grater mean?

Usage examples for grater

  1. These, however, he got from Toole, close at hand, and with a little silver grater and a pretty little agate pocket pestle and mortar- an heirloom derived from poor Aunt Bell- he made a wonderful powder; 'nutmeg and ginger, cinnamon and cloves, ' as the song says, and every other stinging product of nature and chemistry which the author of this famous family 'purge for the head' could bring to remembrance; and certainly it was potent. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu