from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A polishing or grinding implement or instrument.
- n. A tool consisting of a flat wooden block with a long iron handle, used for flattening out split cylinders of blown glass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In glass manufacturing, an implement, consisting of a smooth block of wood with a rod of iron for a handle, used for flattening sheet-glass while hot on the polishingstone. Also called flattener.
- n. A small implement for polishing the finger-nails.
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