1. vt. To whittle, pare, sharpen, peel; to trim, as a lamp or the raveled edges of a dress; to shave, as hair (Oihk. 14.9). See paʻi koli. Pahi koli, carving knife. Koli mikiʻao, to pare nails. E lilo ana kā mākou mau keiki i ke koli kukui a maluhi, our children are engrossed in lamp trimming until exhaustion [i.e., they are going on a night spree]. Cf. kōkolikoli, kolikoli. (PPN toli.)
2. n. Meteor.