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sharpener

noun [C]     /ˈʃɑː.pən.ər/ US  /ˈʃɑːr.pən.ɚ/
a machine or tool for making things such as pencils or knives sharper : a pencil / knife sharpenerOffice equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationeryToolsGardening tools
(Definition of sharpener noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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