3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Oilstone \Oil"stone'\, noun A variety of hone slate, or whetstone, used for whetting tools when lubricated with oil.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Whet \Whet\, noun

1. The act of whetting.

2. That which whets or sharpens; esp., an appetizer. "Sips, drams, and whets." --Spectator.

{Whet slate} (Min.), a variety of slate used for sharpening cutting instruments; novaculite; -- called also {whetstone slate}, and {oilstone}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a whetstone for use with oil

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