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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whetstone \Whet"stone`\, n. [AS. hwetst[=a]n.] A piece of stone, natural or artificial, used for whetting, or sharpening, edge tools. [1913 Webster] The dullness of the fools is the whetstone of the wits. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Diligence is to the understanding as the whetstone to the razor. --South. [1913 Webster] Note: Some whetstones are used dry, others are moistened with water, or lubricated with oil. [1913 Webster] To give the whetstone, to give a premium for extravagance in falsehood. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

whetstone n 1: a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

Whetstone The first major synthetic benchmark program, intended to be representative for numerical (floating-point intensive) programming. It is based on statistics gathered by Brian Wichmann at the National Physical Laboratory in England, using an Algol 60 compiler which translated Algol into instructions for the imaginary Whetstone machine. The compilation system was named after the small town of Whetstone outside the City of Leicester, England, where it was designed. The later dhrystone benchmark was a pun on Whetstone. Source code: C (, single precision Fortran (, double precision Fortran ( ["A Synthetic Benchmark", H.J. Curnow and B.A. Wichmann, The Computer Journal, 19,1 (1976), pp. 43-49]. (1994-11-14)
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Whetstone, AZ -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona Population (2000): 2354 Housing Units (2000): 1056 Land area (2000): 11.801071 sq. miles (30.564633 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.801071 sq. miles (30.564633 sq. km) FIPS code: 82155 Located within: Arizona (AZ), FIPS 04 Location: 31.703917 N, 110.347996 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Whetstone, AZ Whetstone