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grater

[grey-ter] /ˈgreɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that grates.
2.
any of various kitchen devices for grating food:
a cheese grater.
Origin of grater
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English. See grate2, -er1
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grater

/ˈɡreɪtə/
noun
1.
a kitchen utensil with sharp-edged perforations for grating carrots, cheese, etc
2.
a person or thing that grates
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Word Origin and History for grater
n.

instrument for scraping (bread, ginger, etc.), late 14c., from Old French grateor, agent noun from grater (see grate (v.)).

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