Definition of grinder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrīndər/


1A machine used for grinding something: a coffee grinder
More example sentences
  • Hand grinders or spice mills range from $15 to $60 and can be purchased at most culinary stores.
  • The company recently unveiled a state-of-the-art assembly plant in which to assemble stainless steel pumps, grinders and other major equipment.
  • Tip them into an electric grinder - or use a mortar and pestle - and grind until coarse.
1.1A person employed to grind cutlery, tools, or cereals.
Example sentences
  • But one day on the job as a tool grinder in January 1993 he suffered an aneurysm.
  • The craft based nature of this industry, which relied upon quasi-autonomous cutlers and grinders to complete ‘put-out’ work, is reflected in the often humble physical form of the buildings that were used.
  • He now considered more complex systems and employed Christopher Tooke as a lens grinder from early 1605.
2A molar tooth.
Example sentences
  • It was a quadruped, gramnivorous, with 40 teeth, namely 24 grinders, 4 eye teeth and 12 incisive.
  • In Philadelphia, Dr. Caspar Wistar, the nation's foremost anatomist, showed Lewis the animal's giant grinders.
2.1 (grinders) informal The teeth.
Example sentences
  • To know this Cooper country properly you've nearly got to cut your grinders here
  • Had a dentist been extracting Harry's own grinders at that moment, would he have been expected to mind his cards, and deal them neatly…
3US informal another term for submarine sandwich.
Example sentences
  • Is it a sub, a hero, a hoagie, a grinder, a foot-long or a po'boy?
  • A huge, mouthwatering grinder stared back at me, adorned with lettuce and tomato and pickles and everything else I loved.
  • Choose from one of our delicious grinder sandwiches.

Words that rhyme with grinder

binder, blinder, finder, kinda, minder, ringbinder, winder

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Syllabification: grind·er

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