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spin dryer

Syllabification: spin dry·er

Definition of spin dryer in English:

noun

A machine for drying wet clothes by spinning them in a revolving perforated drum.
Example sentences
  • That job is left to the wardrobe department, aided by a couple of washing machines, a spin dryer and two tumble dryers, one of which is tall and cupboard like and on my visit contained a giant bright green furry ball.
  • I loved to watch the water spilling from the pipe in the spin dryer back into the main wash.
  • The wind buffets upwards; the effect is like being in a spin dryer and people coming out onto the platform say it reminds them of Kate Winslett on the bow of the Titanic.

Derivatives

spin-dry

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verb
Example sentences
  • One afternoon, whilst spin-drying the sheets, she leaned forward and accidentally nudged the washing machine with her… um… front bottom.
  • But I did a lot more fiddling, and eventually got the water out of the machine and the clothes rinsed and spin-dried.
  • Makes laundry day go by pretty fast when you can at least sit on it during spin-dry and end up smiling the rest of the day.

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