Translation of grindstone in Spanish:


muela, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɡrʌɪn(d)stəʊn//ˈɡraɪn(d)stoʊn/


  • 1

    muela feminine
    piedra de afilar feminine
    back to the grindstone! ¡de vuelta al yugo!
    • He is seen sharpening a weapon on an old-fashioned grindstone.
    • Men occasionally damaged axes, meaning a visit to a nearby grindstone to hone a nick from the edge.
    • We also took turns at turning the crank of the grindstone when scythes needed to be sharpened.
    • This can be done by rubbing away surplus metal with a grindstone, whetstone, oilstone, steel, ceramic rod, leather strop or the palm of your hand.
    • We're ready, the blades are being honed on the grindstones.
  • 2

    muela feminine
    piedra de molino feminine
    rueda de molino feminine
    • The grinding of the grain was done with a grindstone called a Rotary Quern, or a Hand Quern (a small stone on top of a larger stone with the grain in between) if you were poorer.
    • The most important possessions of the miller were his pairs of grindstones, which were incredibly expensive.
    • I looked in at the mill, saw the wear on the grindstone, awoke the morning next and - strangely - ordered that another be cut from my quarries up north.
    • His master, Monsieur Vanderdendur, cut off his hand when his finger got caught in the grindstone in a sugar mill.
    • Inside, huge grindstones are crushing wheat into flour once again, after an interruption of a century or so.