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Meaning of EMERY

Pronunciation:  'emuree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a hard gary-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)

EMERY is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: corundom, corundum, emery paper, haematite, hematite, magnetic iron-ore, magnetite, mineral, sandpaper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Em"er*y\, n. [F. ['e]meri, earlier ['e]meril, It.
smeriglio, fr. Gr. ?, ?, ?, cf. ? to wipe; perh. akin to E.
smear. Cf. {Emeril}.] (Min.)
Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts
for grinding and polishing hard substances. Native emery is
mixed with more or less magnetic iron. See the Note under

{Emery board}, cardboard pulp mixed with emery and molded
   into convenient.

{Emery cloth} or {paper}, cloth or paper on which the powder
   of emery is spread and glued for scouring and polishing.

{Emery wheel}, a wheel containing emery, or having a surface
   of emery. In machine shops, it is sometimes called a {buff
   wheel}, and by the manufacturers of cutlery, a {glazer}.

Thesaurus Terms
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