grater definition

  • noun:
    • One that grates, as an implement with sharp-edged slits and perforations which to grate foods.
    • A tool with which grates, specifically cheese, to facilitate getting little particles or shreds off a solid swelling.
    • One who or what grates.
    • utensil with razor-sharp perforations for shredding meals (as vegetables or cheese)
  • adjective:
    • one that, or whatever, grates; especially, a guitar or utensil with a rough, indented area, for rubbing off little particles of any compound.

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