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grattoir

[grah-twahr; French gra-twar] /grɑˈtwɑr; French graˈtwar/
noun, plural grattoirs
[grah-twahrz; French gra-twar] /grɑˈtwɑrz; French graˈtwar/ (Show IPA).
Archaeology
1.
a flaked stone implement, usually Upper Paleolithic, retouched at the end and used probably for working wood or cleaning hides; scraper.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < French, equivalent to gratt(er) to grate2 + -oir -ory2
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