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Definitions for whetstone
ˈʰwɛtˌstoʊn, ˈwɛt-whet·stone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whetstone(noun)

    a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives


  1. whetstone(Noun)

    A hard stone or piece of synthetically bonded hard minerals that has been formed with at least one flat surface, used to sharpen or hone an edged tool.

    Etymology: From whet + stone

  2. whetstone(Noun)

    A benchmark for evaluating the power of a computer.

    Etymology: From whet + stone

  3. Whetstone(ProperNoun)

    A location in Barnet, London, England

    Etymology: From whet + stone

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whetstone(noun)

    a piece of stone, natural or artificial, used for whetting, or sharpening, edge tools

    Etymology: [AS. hwetstn.]


  1. Whetstone

    Whetstone is a census-designated place in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, north of Sierra Vista. The population was 2,354 at the 2000 census.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whetstone in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whetstone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of whetstone in a Sentence

  1. George R.R. Martin:

    My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind...and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.

  2. Attorney General Dave Yost:

    These victims were completely dependent on others for day-to-day care, which their families trusted Whetstone Gardens to provide. Instead of providing that care, evidence shows these nurses forced the victims to endure awful mistreatment and then lied about it.

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