What does the word whetstone mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: noun

  • A fine - grained stone for whetting edged tools.

Usage examples for whetstone

  1. The guards returned and brought me all my properties, the whetstone and lamp excepted. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. It rained a little during the forenoon, and, as we expected a wetting, we stopped early and dined just above Whetstone Falls, about a dozen miles below Hunt's. – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  3. Tad sat at the table, working expertly with a whetstone as he put a razor edge back on his knife. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard