Grater definition

grātər
One that grates, as an implement with sharp-edged slits and perforations on which to grate foods.
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A utensil with a rough surface on which to grate spices, vegetables, cheese, etc.
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A tool with which one grates, especially cheese, to facilitate getting small particles or shreds off a solid lump.

I'm making coleslaw; do you know where the grater is?

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
grater
Plural:
graters

Origin of grater

  • From Old French grateor. See grate.

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