[grey-ter] /ˈgreɪ tər/

a person or thing that .
any of various kitchen devices for food:
a cheese grater.
a kitchen utensil with sharp-edged perforations for grating carrots, cheese, etc
a person or thing that grates

instrument for scraping (bread, ginger, etc.), late 14c., from Old French grateor, agent noun from grater (see grate (v.)).


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