oilstone definition

  • noun:
    • A fine-grained whetstone lubricated with oil, useful for good sharpening.
    • A type of rock useful for sharpening things particularly knives and razorblades.
    • multiple hone record, or whetstone, utilized for whetting resources when lubricated with oil.
    • A slab of fine-grained rock useful for imparting a keen edge to resources, and so known as because oil is employed for lubricating its rubbing-surface. Good oilstones are often manufactured from novaculite, a fine-grained number of quartz.
    • a whetstone for use with oil
  • others:
    • To wipe, or sharpen or polish by rubbing, on an oilstone.

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