from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that wrings, especially a device in which laundry is pressed between rollers to extract water.
  • idiom put (someone) through the wringer Slang To subject to a severe trial or ordeal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device for drying laundry consisting of two rollers between which the wet laundry is squeezed (or wrung); a mangle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, wrings; hence, an extortioner.
  • n. A machine for pressing water out of anything, particularly from clothes after they have been washed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who wrings, as clothes.
  • n. An apparatus for forcing water from anything wet; especially, a utensil for laundry purposes, in which, however, the clothes are not wrung or twisted, but are passed between two or more adjustable rollers which press strongly against each other.
  • n. An extortioner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a clothes dryer consisting of two rollers between which the wet clothes are squeezed


wring +‎ -er (Wiktionary)



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