a person or thing that grates.
any of various kitchen devices for grating food: a cheese grater.

1400–50; late Middle English. See grate2, -er1 Unabridged
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grater (ˈɡreɪtə)
1.  a kitchen utensil with sharp-edged perforations for grating carrots, cheese, etc
2.  a person or thing that grates

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Example sentences
Using the large holes of a box grater, shred zucchini and potatoes into a
  medium bowl.
If you don't have a food processor, a cheese grater or even a knife will work.
When you feel the holes of the grater against the inside of the tomato skin,
  you're done.
He would pick up a vegetable grater, cradle it and try strumming it.
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