Share this entry

Share this page

meat grinder

Line breaks: meat grind¦er

Definition of meat grinder in English:

noun

North American
1A machine for mincing meat.
Example sentences
  • They also include parts for Ms. Kalman's friends and family, who will make ‘little gentle noises’ through amplified kitchen utensils (vintage eggbeaters and meat grinders) and a set of dice shaken in a bowl.
1.1A destructive action or process: hockey was put through a meat grinder in the Barcelona preliminaries
More example sentences
  • The development process can only be described as a meat grinder.
  • Our goal with the enemy NPCs was to recapture the sense you get when watching a bunch of troops charge into a meat grinder of hostile fire.
  • Not surprisingly, he'd been through the interview meat grinder before.

Definition of meat grinder in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on meat grinder

Nearby words


Translate meat grinder

into Spanish
Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure