rasper

rasper

[ras-per, rah-sper]
noun
1.
a person or thing that rasps.
2.
a machine for scraping sugarcane.

Origin:
1715–25; rasp + -er1

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rasp1 (rɑːsp)
 
n
1.  a harsh grating noise
2.  a coarse file with rows of raised teeth
 
vb
3.  (tr) to scrape or rub (something) roughly, esp with a rasp; abrade
4.  to utter with or make a harsh grating noise
5.  to irritate (one's nerves or senses); grate (upon)
 
[C16: from Old French raspe, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German raspōn to scrape]
 
'rasper1
 
n
 
'raspish1
 
adj

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