Definitions of grinder
  1. noun
    machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
    synonyms: mill, milling machinery
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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
    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
    a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand
    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
    a mill that is powered by the wind
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    machines or machine systems collectively
  2. noun
    grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
    synonyms: molar
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    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)
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    hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
  3. noun
    a machine tool that polishes metal
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    machine tool
    a powered machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials
  4. 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
    synonyms: Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, bomber, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep
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    type of:
    two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
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