from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that grinds, especially:
- n. One who sharpens cutting edges.
- n. A mechanical device that grinds: a meat grinder.
- n. A molar.
- n. Informal The teeth.
- n. New England & Sacramento See submarine. See Regional Note at submarine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A molar.
- n. A power tool with a spinning abrasive disc, used for grinding, smoothing, and shaping materials, usually metal.
- n. A sandwich made on a long, cylindrical roll.
- n. A kitchen gadget for processing coffee, herbs etc. into small or powdered pieces
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, grinds.
- n. One of the double teeth, used to grind or masticate the food; a molar.
- n. 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.
- n. A submarine sandwich.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which grinds.
- n. One of the double teeth used to grind or triturate the food; a molar; hence, a tooth in general. See molar.
- n. One who sharpens or polishes cutting instruments: as, a scissors-grinder.
- n. A grinding-machine; any implement or tool for grinding or polishing: as, an emery grinder.
- n. The dish-washer or restless flycatcher, Seisura inquieta. See Seisura.
- n. The night-jar, Caprimulgus europæus, more fully called knife-, razor-, or scissor-grinder, from the noise it makes. Compare spinner, wheel-bird.
- n. A cylinder covered with emery for sharpening the wire teeth in card-clothing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
- n. machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
- n. a machine tool that polishes metal
- 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
grind + -er (Wiktionary)