Grindstone vs Knifegrinder - What's the difference?

grindstone | knifegrinder |


As nouns the difference between grindstone and knifegrinder

is that grindstone is an abrasive wheel for sharpening, polishing or grinding while knifegrinder is one whose trade is the sharpening of knives on a grindstone.

grindstone

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An abrasive wheel for sharpening, polishing or grinding.
  • Synonyms

    * millstone

    knifegrinder

    English

    Alternative forms

    * knife-grinder

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One whose trade is the sharpening of knives on a grindstone.