hones, 3rd person singular present; honing, present participle; honed, past tense; honed, past participle;
Sharpen with a whetstone
Make sharper or more focused or efficient
their appetites were honed by fresh air and exercise
A whetstone, esp. one used to sharpen razors
The stone of which whetstones are made
a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors
sharpen with a hone; "hone a knife"
perfect: make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!"
Honing is an abrasive machining process that produces a precision surface on a metal workpiece by scrubbing an abrasive stone against it along a controlled path. Honing is primarily used to improve the geometric form of a surface, but may also improve the surface texture.
Hône is a town and comune (population 1,146) in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy.
A sharpening stone composed of extra-fine grit used for removing the burr or curl from the blade of a razor or some other edge tool; A machine tool used in the manufacture of precision bores; To sharpen with a hone; To use a hone to produce a precision bore; To refine or master (a skill)
(Honing) (HOE-ning) – To microscopically align the edge of a knife and remove burrs the metal returning it to its sharper state. Featured in The Care of Knives.
(Honing) A method of removing metal from a cylinder bore. Honing is less aggressive (removes metal more gradually) than boring. The final step in finishing a cylinder is finish honing, which removes very little metal, and is used primarily to create the proper surface.
(Honing) Polishing the inside of a cylinder liner to reduce friction by the piston rings.
(Honing) Removing stock generally on the internal cylindrical surface of a workpiece with an abrasive stick mounted in a holder.
(Honing) The final step in the process of sharpening an edged tool, after the blade or edge has been ground to the proper size and correctly shaped for its intended use. ...
(Honing) The process which is similar to lapping and which is done by honing stones, usually for finishing bore of automobile cylinders.
(Honing) To grind a surface with a high grit material to a uniform specification without producing a reflective surface.
(honing) sharpening plane or chisel blade to the honing angle, slightly greater than the grinding angle.
Historically, honing meant to achieve fine finishing. Though no clear definitions exist to distinguish one type of abrasive process from another, honing is defined by common practices. ...
Honing is a process of smoothing stone with abrasives in most cases diamond pad. Although not as aggressive as grinding, it does require the use of water, and can be quite messy. Honing is performed to remove most scratches, yet will not remove Lippage.
means "to sharpen": Denise made a resolution to hone her piano playing skills.
Stink. ‘Your feet hone bru’! ‘That ou has serious lung hone.’ (That guy has serious halitosis.)
To perfect or make more intense or effective
A tool that is mechanically rotated and has abrasive tip(s) for polishing or enlarging holes to precise dimensions.
A smooth, fine-grained stone against which a tool's cutting edge is worked to achieve a finish edge much sharper than that yielded by the coarser stone used in preliminary sharpening procedures. ...
A method of finishing a hole or other surface to a precise tolerance.
An abrasive tool for correcting small irregularities or differences in diameter in an engine cylinder, brake cylinder, etc.
a fine-grained whetstone for giving a keen edge to a cutting tool. Or to sharpen on a fine-grained whetstone.
NDH [C], PO > DS, FO away, DH [5:], PO away, scrapes repeatedly at the inside of NDH as if honing the inside of a piston.