What does the word grater mean?

Usage examples for grater

  1. My sister, Mrs. Joe, with black hair and eyes, had such a prevailing redness of skin that I sometimes used to wonder whether it was possible she washed herself with a nutmeg- grater instead of soap. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  2. It's a grater, a darling grater for horseradish and nutmeg and cocoanut. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  3. 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