grinder

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: grinder

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machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
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n
a machine tool that polishes metal
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n
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
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: grinder
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n machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing

Synonyms:
mill, milling machinery
Types:
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cider mill
mill that extracts juice from apples to make apple cider
coffee grinder, coffee mill
a mill that grinds roasted coffee beans
flour mill
a mill for grinding grain into flour
gristmill
a mill for grinding grain (especially the customer's own grain)
meat grinder
a mill for grinding meat
pepper grinder, pepper mill
a mill for grinding pepper
quern
a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand
spicemill
a mill for grinding spices
tread-wheel, treadmill, treadwheel
a mill that is powered by men or animals walking on a circular belt or climbing steps
water mill
a mill powered by a water wheel
windmill
a mill that is powered by the wind
Type of:
machinery
machines or machine systems collectively

n grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars

Synonyms:
molar
Types:
wisdom tooth
any of the last 4 teeth on each side of the upper and lower jaw; the last of the permanent teeth to erupt (between ages 16 and 21)
Type of:
tooth
hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
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n a machine tool that polishes metal

Type of:
machine tool
a powered machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials
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n 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

Synonyms:
Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, bomber, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep
Type of:
sandwich
two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
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