grattoir

grattoir

[grah-twahr; French gra-twar]
noun, plural grattoirs [grah-twahrz; French gra-twar] . Archaeology.
a flaked stone implement, usually Upper Paleolithic, retouched at the end and used probably for working wood or cleaning hides; scraper.

Origin:
1870–75; < French, equivalent to gratt(er) to grate2 + -oir -ory2

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