shaved around the toe to round it

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Michael30000, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Michael30000 Senior Member

    Hello everyone,

    From the book 99: stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky:

    "At the beginning of Gordie’s career, sticks had totally straight blades so he always shaved around the toe to round it. Today sticks are custom-made, but back then you just got what you got. Blades came very square, and so Gordie would take a rasp to the toe."

    Does "shaved around the toe to round it" mean he used a sharp tool to make the blade of his stick round?

    Thank you.
  2. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    English - England
    :thumbsup: Yes. "To round" is a verb. But "take a rasp to" = "used a coarse file on".

    A rasp file:

  3. Michael30000 Senior Member

    Thank you, Paul.

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