(View exact match)abradeSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: abrasion (n.)
DEFINITION: To scrape or wear away by friction or erosionabraderSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: abrading stone
DEFINITION: A stone tool with abrasive qualities, such as pumice or sandstone, used in grinding, smoothing, sharpening, or shaping tools or other objects.shaft abraderCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A tool used to remove knots or joints from arrow shafts
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DEFINITION: A method of stoneworking employed in the smoothing of an edge or surface by rubbing it with a hammerstone or other abrader prior to use. Performed on projectiles or blades so that hafting materials (lashings) would not be cut by sharp edges of the base. Also commonly referred to as Basal Grinding when the base and sides of the stem have been ground.rolledCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A term used to describe the battered and abraded condition of flint or stone tools that have been incorporated into terrace gravels or glacial tills after being moved about by fluvial or glacial action.