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Definition of "polissoir" []

  • A polishing or grinding implement or instrument. (noun)
  • A tool consisting of a flat wooden block with a long iron handle, used for flattening out split cylinders of blown glass. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "polissoir" in a sentence
  • "The moment it was fairly open the flattener took his polissoir, a rod of iron with a block of wood at one end, and began smoothing out the uneven sheet of glass into a flat surface."
  • "'Let us attend to the culture of our nails,' replied Amanda, producing her _polissoir_, powder, and knife."