emery wheel


emery wheel
n. wheel covered with powdered emery which is used for grinding and polishing

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Emery wheel — Emery Em er*y, n. [F. [ e]meri, earlier [ e]meril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. ?, ?, ?, cf. ? to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear. Cf. {Emeril}.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emery wheel — n. a wheel composed of emery or surfaced with emery, used in grinding, polishing, cutting, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • emery wheel — n. a wheel composed of emery or surfaced with emery, used in grinding, polishing, cutting, etc …   English World dictionary

  • emery wheel — noun a wheel composed of abrasive material; used for grinding • Syn: ↑grinding wheel • Hypernyms: ↑wheel • Part Holonyms: ↑grinder * * * noun : a wheel made of consolidated emery powder or having a surface of emery and used especially for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • emery wheel — /ˈɛməri wil/ (say emuhree weel) noun a wheel for grinding or polishing, consisting mostly of or faced with emery …   Australian English dictionary

  • emery wheel — em′ery wheel n. bui grinding wheel • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • emery wheel. — See grinding wheel. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • emery wheel. — See grinding wheel. [1850 55] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Emery — Em er*y, n. [F. [ e]meri, earlier [ e]meril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. ?, ?, ?, cf. ? to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear. Cf. {Emeril}.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emery board — Emery Em er*y, n. [F. [ e]meri, earlier [ e]meril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. ?, ?, ?, cf. ? to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear. Cf. {Emeril}.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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