Grindstone definition

grīndstōn
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A revolving stone disk used for grinding, polishing, or sharpening tools.
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A revolving stone disk for sharpening bladed tools or shaping and polishing things.
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A millstone.
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(now rare) A millstone.
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have
  • To work hard and steadily.
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put (one's) nose to the grindstone
  • To work in earnest.
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keep one's nose to the grindstone
  • to work hard and steadily
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
grindstone
Plural:
grindstones

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

put (one's) nose to the grindstone
keep one's nose to the grindstone