Definition of Grinder

1. Noun. A large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States.

2. Noun. Grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars.
Exact synonyms: Molar
Generic synonyms: Tooth
Specialized synonyms: Wisdom Tooth
Derivative terms: Grind, Molar

3. Noun. Machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing.

4. Noun. A machine tool that polishes metal.
Terms within: Emery Wheel, Grinding Wheel
Generic synonyms: Machine Tool

Definition of Grinder

1. n. One who, or that which, grinds.

Definition of Grinder

1. Noun. (context: anatomical) A molar. ¹

2. Noun. A power tool with a spinning abrasive disc, used for grinding, smoothing, and shaping materials, usually metal. ¹

3. Noun. A sandwich made on a long, cylindrical roll. ¹

4. Noun. A kitchen gadget for processing coffee, herbs etc. into small or powdered pieces ¹

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Definition of Grinder

1. one that grinds [n -S] - See also: grinds

Medical Definition of Grinder

1. 1. One who, or that which, grinds. 2. One of the double teeth, used to grind or masticate the food; a molar. 3. The restless flycatcher (Seisura inquieta) of Australia; called also restless thrush and volatile thrush. It makes a noise like a scissors grinder, to which the name alludes. Grinder's asthma, phthisis, or rot, a lung disease produced by the mechanical irritation of the particles of steel and stone given off in the operation of grinding. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grinder

grind away
grind down
grind one's gears
grind organ
grind out
grind to a halt
grinder (current term)
grinding frame
grinding frames
grinding surface
grinding wheel

Literary usage of Grinder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dombey and Son. by Charles Dickens, Hablot Knight Browne (1848)
"said the grinder, " Well, I've got to take care of this parrot—certain things being ... If I musí come backwards and forwards," mused the grinder with a ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1901)
"Power Laboratory Ore grinder.—In such a laboratory, as that of the Edgar Thomsen Steel Works, where many ore and slag analyses are made daily, ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"Weary Knife-grinder! little think the proud ones Who in their coaches roll along the turnpike Road ... Tell me, Knife-grinder, how you came to grind knives? ..."

4. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"Weary Knife-grinder! little think the proud ones, Who in their coaches roll ... "Tell me, Knife-grinder, how you came to grind knives? ..."

5. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"Roll grinder for Brittle Material. FIG. 197. Roll grinder with Case Lifted to Show Interior. Another type of crusher and grinder which has been developed ..."

6. Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin (1807)
"The Friend of Humanity and the Knife grinder. FRIEND OF HUMANITY. " NEEDY Knife-grinder! whither are you going? Rough is the road, your wheel is out of ..."

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