a small, stiff strip of paper or cardboard, coated with powdered emery, used in manicuring.
a strip of cardboard or wood with a rough surface of crushed emery, for filing one’s nails
noun 1. emery-coated cloth used as an abrasive.
[em-uh-ree, em-ree] /ˈɛm ə ri, ˈɛm ri/ noun 1. a male or female given name. /ˈɛmərɪ/ noun 1. n. “granular mixture used as an abrasive,” late 15c., from Middle French émeri, from Old French esmeril, from Italian smeriglo, from Vulgar Latin *smyrilium, from Greek smyris “abrasive powder” used for rubbing and polishing, probably a non-Greek […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a grinding or polishing wheel consisting of, or the surface of which is coated with, abrasive emery particles
[eem] /im/ noun, Chiefly Scot. 1. . 2. .