Definition of wringer in English:
A device such as a mangle for wringing water from wet clothes, mops, or other objects.
- A man standing over a hopper feeds in chunks of the batter, which are pressed through mechanical rollers that look like the clothes wringer on an old-fashioned washing machine.
- The housewife still had to use a wringer to extract the water at the end of each cycle.
- On one side of the main building there were four washing machines and two wringers, which were driven by a 20-horse-power engine placed in the adjoining building.
put someone through the wringer (or the mangle)
- informal Subject someone to a very stressful experience, especially a severe interrogation: he has no papers so they put him through the wringerMore example sentences
- The story is told from Lucia's viewpoint and she is put through the wringer by her mother.
- She put him through the wringer financially after only a year and a half of marriage.
Definition of wringer in:
- US English dictionary
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