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hone

1. a fine whetstone, esp for sharpening razors
2. a tool consisting of a number of fine abrasive slips held in a machine head, rotated and reciprocated to impart a smooth finish to cylinder bores, etc.

hone

[hōn]
(materials)
A fine-grit stone that is used for sharpening a cutting tool.
(mechanical engineering)
A machine for honing that consists of a holding device containing several oblong stones arranged in a circular pattern.

oilstone

A fine-grained stone used to impart a sharp edge on tools; oil is used to lubricate the rubbing surface.
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These edges can't be honed in the home, but may eventually need to be sharpened professionally after several years of normal use.
Hone, as a transitive verb, means "to sharpen"--as in "He honed his knife on a whetsone.
Mulloy had to put aside the skills she'd honed since she was a teenager, teaching herself the intricacies of health insurance to work as office administrator for the Kaiser Voluntary Employees Benefits Association.
The process can finish longer tube-type parts or with the aid of special fixtures numerous parts can be clamped together and honed in batches.
Both have been with Bausch for ages and honed their onstage personas in her works.
This is the best opportunity for squadron-level training in which individual air combat skills are honed.
He honed his craft by sculpting gifts for relatives during the holidays.