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Definition of the noun grinder

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noun - plural: grinders

  1. 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
  2. grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of grinder: molar
    • more generic word: tooth = hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates
    • more specific term: wisdom tooth = any of the last 4 teeth on each side of the upper and lower jaw
  3. machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
  4. a machine tool that polishes metal
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: machine tool = a powered machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials
    • part: grinding wheel / emery wheel = a wheel composed of abrasive material

Alternative definition of the noun grinder


  1. [context: anatomical] A molar.
  2. A power tool with a spinning abrasive disc, used for grinding, smoothing, and shaping materials, usually metal.
  3. A sandwich made on a long, cylindrical roll.
  4. A kitchen gadget for processing coffee, herbs etc. into small or powdered pieces


Grinder is a village in the municipality of Grue, Norway. Its population is 233.

  • also known as Grinder, Norway
  • part of Norway


Grinder was a late 80's/early 90's speed metal/thrash metal band from Germany. They released three full length albums and one EP before disbanding. Grinder were the first international heavy metal act to play in Turkey, on May 12, 1990 at the Open Air Theater in Istanbul.

  • genre: Heavy metal
  • albums: "Dawn for the Living", "Dead End", "Nothing Is Sacred", "The 1st EP"


Grinder is a fictional character from the 2014 film Sabotage.


  1. "Grinder" is a composition.
  2. "Grinder" is a musical single of Monkeyfarm.
    • released on
  3. "Grinder" is a musical single of NHB.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "Grinder" is a composition.


Grinder: In ice hockey, a grinder is a player better known for his hard work and checking than his scoring. A grinder is often a player who has limited offensive skills, but is valuable to a hockey team due to physical forechecking skills especially along the boards; for "grinding along the boards". The grinder is not in the spotlight as would be the offensively skilled scoring stars, but they are often fan favorites due to their work effort in games. Thus the grinder is often the player who, by their willingness to endure the physical abuse of going into the corners to dig out the puck, often sets up the goals for the team's offensive stars. It is common belief in hockey that a good team needs a balance of scoring stars and grinders.

  • also known as Hockey grinder

Phrases with Grinder

  1. meat grinder
  2. Angle grinder
  3. Bench grinder
  4. Organ Grinder
  5. organ-grinder
  6. coffee grinder
  7. pepper grinder

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Google previewGrowth and Development of Computer Aided Innovation (2009)

Third IFIP WG 5.4 Working Conference, CAI 2009, Harbin, China, August 20-21, 2009, Proceedings by Runhua Tan, Guozhong Cao, Noel Leon

CNC grinder is a typical customized product. Customer will select the CNC grinder according to parts which they are going to produce. As the same time, CNC grinder is also a high degree modularized product. So building the flexible product ...

Google previewPrinciples of Deductive Logic

Therefore, no lens grinder is an astrologer. b. Every astronomer is a lens grinder. No astrologer is an astronomer. Therefore, no astrologer is a lens grinder. Syllogisms are classified according to figure as well as mood. THE CATEGORICAL ...

Google previewWhats For Dinner (2004)

by Gooseberry Patch

A veggie grinder is a wonderful spin on the traditional meat-filled sub sandwich. Load layers of veggie slices on kaiser rolls, then top with low-fat or no-fat Italian dressing. Stuffed Sweet Peppers Elsie Mellinger Annville, PA These crunchy raw.

Google previewGunsmithing - Rifles (1999)

by Patrick Sweeney

A surface grinder is a neat tool, and a requirement for production work. Even for the single-job gunsmithing pro it is too much machine, too expensive and takes up too much floor space. Lust if you will, but don't buy. Just what is involved in ...

Google previewThe Little Coffee Know-It-All (2015)

A Miscellany for Growing, Roasting, and Brewing, Uncompromising and Unapologetic by Shawn Steiman

Flat burr grinder Conical burr grinder is a significant range of particle sizes in the final product, leading to a less consistent brew extraction. Another concern about blade grinders is the risk of overheating the bean mass while grinding. Because ...

Google previewThe Glory of Southern Cooking (2012)

Recipes for the Best Beer-Battered Fried Chicken, Cracklin' Biscuits,Carolina Pulled Pork, Fried Okra, Kentucky Cheese by James Villas

MEAT G RINDER A meat grinder is an invaluable tool for grinding sausage, meats and poultry for spreads ...

Google previewWayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop, Revised (2006)

by Wayne Goddard

A belt grinder is the easiest way to create the flat wedge that makes a blade what it is. Assuming the platen is flat, the wedge will be fairly flat. Using a grinding wheel creates a challenge in finishing because all those little grooves from the ...

Google previewWood Pelletization Source Book (1995)

A Sample Business Plan for the Potential Pellet Manufacturer by DIANE Publishing Company

Primary Grinder: A primary grinder is a particle reduction unit that reduces raw material into 1 1/2" to 2" by 1/ 4"; ...

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2013)

by Ian McColm

grinder. (1) A machine which pulverizes and reduces the particle size of materials by impact and erosion. (2) A machine ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1858)

Navi - Ornithology

one individual complex grinder.' This never takes place simultaneously along the whole extent of the tooth in the Indian Elephant. Fig. 142.

Google previewAmerican Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms (1914)

A Reference Book of Machine Shop and Drawing Room Data, Methods and Definitions by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley

The cup wheel L is for the Pratt & Whitney vertical surface grinder. The small wheels in group M are for internal grinding operations in holes of limited diameter . The larger internal wheel R is for the Heald cylinder grinder. Three forms of the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of English and American Poetry (1873)

From Caedmon and King Alfred's Boethius to Browning and Tennyson by Samuel Orchart Beeton, William Michael Rossetti


Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

grinder a machine tool with a rotating mineral disc for shaping and smoothing hard materials such as stone, concrete and metals; see also bench grinder, angle grinder. grinding the removal of excess ...

Google previewIndustrie-Lexicon von Rheinland-Westphalen. ... Nach amtlichen ... Quellen ... aufgenommen, etc (1875)

by Christoph SANDLER

Grinder (1830) and Inhaber: Joh.

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Caltech was a meat grinder like I could never have imagined. (Vernon L. Smith)
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Scrabble value of G2R1I1N1D2E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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