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.
The dullness of the fools is the whetstone of the wits.
Diligence is to the understanding as the whetstone to
the razor. --South.
Note: Some whetstones are used dry, others are moistened with
water, or lubricated with oil.
To give the whetstone, to give a premium for extravagance
in falsehood. [Obs.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
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.