1) A kitchen utensil with a rough surface, used for grating bread, nutmegs, ginger, etc.
1485 j grater pro speciebus iiijd, Ripon
1565 j sowsekytt and j bread grater, Knaresborough
1568 Item a bread grater, Healaugh Park
1572 to my doughter Ellene... a pott, a pann, a candelstick, and a grater, Hampsthwaite
1658 2 barilles, 1 grater & all the shelfes, Selby.