A wheel made of emery used for polishing.
a dark, impure, coarse variety of corundum used for grinding, polishing, etc.
Origin of emeryFrench émeri ; from Old French emeril ; from Italian smeriglio ; from Medieval Greek smeri, for Classical Greek smyris, emery ; from Indo-European base an unverified form smer-, smear
A fine-grained impure corundum used for grinding and polishing.
Origin of emeryMiddle English, from Old French emeri, emeril, from Late Latin smericulum, from Greek smiris.
- (mineralogy) An impure type of corundum, often used for sanding or polishing.