What is another word for whetstone?

Pronunciation: [wˈɛtstə͡ʊn] (IPA)

Whetstone is a tool used for sharpening blades and knives. However, there are several synonyms for the word which can be used interchangeably. One of the common synonyms is "sharpening stone." Another synonym is "grindstone," which is a heavy, flat stone used for grinding or sharpening metal. "Hone" is another synonym, but it refers specifically to a fine-grained whetstone used for sharpening razors or other tools that require a very sharp edge. "Oilstone" is another synonym used to refer to a whetstone that has been lubricated with oil to prevent damage to the blade or tool being sharpened. These synonyms can be used to describe the same tool- whetstone, for the sharpening process.

What are the hypernyms for Whetstone?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for whetstone (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Whetstone?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for whetstone (as nouns)

Usage examples for Whetstone

He draws out the broad hay-knife-a vast blade, wide at the handle, the edge gradually curving to a point-and then searches for the rubber or whetstone, stuck somewhere in the side of the rick.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
I have suffered tortures that would have done credit to the inventive genius of a Dante, and the natural consequence is that I am as blue as a whetstone."
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions"
Slason Thompson
To keep this edge you will carry a file and a water whetstone.
"Camp and Trail"
Stewart Edward White

Famous quotes with Whetstone

  • Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well." For, I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
    Roger Ascham
  • There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
    Roger Ascham
  • In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well oiled in the closet, but unused.
    Ernest Hemingway
  • The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.
    John Lyly
  • “Sharp it lad, sharp it away,” the burly guardsman said, making the blade skitter across the whetstone, “lest otherways ye’ll be a girl afore ye’re a man.”
    Tad Williams

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