grater

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English[edit]

A grater.

Etymology[edit]

From Old French grateor. See grate.

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grater (plural graters)

  1. 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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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Frankish *krattōn, from Proto-Germanic *krattōną.

Verb[edit]

grater

  1. to scrape (come intophysical contact with in a way that causes damage)

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