Definitions

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

Etymologies

grind +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Our grinder is working fine, but anything that can minimize me pouring stuff with shaky hands is good.

    Coffeepot!

  • Twilight Zone comments: bee said ... that grinder is pretty cool. when you're not using it, you can use the cavity to hide chocolates. lol.

    Stone Ground Dal Vadas

  • Thankfully, most, not all, but most of those who choose the career choice of tramp, are ICI and so far most, but not all, of those who chose Al Qaeda as their destiny are not IC1. on February 1, 2007 at 6: 09 pm | Reply Teeth grinder from the South

    An Army Of One « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • What I like about the grinder is that the pepper comes out coarsely so it adds not only flavour, but texture to the muffins.

    Cheddar Mustard Muffins

  • The "colour grinder" is more important than artists or philosophers in Constant de Massoul's hierarchy he complains, and an example of the result is that de Massoul advocates the use of more colors than are truly necessary.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Faldo, a relentless grinder, is patient and precise.

    USATODAY.com - Faldo in fine fettle

  • They then stole my jerkt beef, blankits, etsettery, skalpt my orgin grinder, and scooted with a Wild

    Current Literature

  • I especially liked the “blow me” in Noddy’s first sentence. on January 31, 2007 at 2: 05 pm | Reply Teeth grinder from the South

    But Enough About Me « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Especially something as trivial as incorrect dress (assuming it’s not something like forgetting to put your trousers on!); this is classic Army RSM behaviour for getting new rookies under the thumb; nitpick. on January 30, 2007 at 11: 37 am | Reply Teeth grinder from the South

    Memory Is The Guardian Of Everything « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Short, needle-shaped seeds, these were toasted up in a heavy-bottomed skillet before getting crushed in a spice grinder aka small coffee grinder to a powder.

    Savory Chickpea Flour Pancakes (at the Indian Culinary Institute)

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