Definition of grinder in English:

grinder

Line breaks: grind¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈgrʌɪndə
 
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noun

1A machine used for grinding something: a coffee grinder
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
3US informal another name for hoagie.
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  • 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.

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