a burlesque house, especially one providing continuous entertainment at reduced prices.
a movie theater that shows films throughout the day and all or most of the night.
A theater that runs continuously without intermissions, holidays, etc: Four years ago, it would have been restricted to a few downtown grind-houses/ He dragged me to the Times Square grind-house to which it had been relegated
[1930s+ Theater; probably fr grind show, perhaps influenced by the burlesque and sexual connotations of grind]
- Grind in
verb 1. (transitive, adverb) (engineering) to make (a conical valve) fit its seating by grinding them together in the presence of an abrasive paste
[grahynd] /graɪnd/ verb (used with object), ground or (Rare) grinded; grinding. 1. to wear, smooth, or sharpen by abrasion or friction; whet: to grind a lens. 2. to reduce to fine particles, as by pounding or crushing; bray, triturate, or pulverize. 3. to oppress, torment, or crush: to grind the poor. 4. to rub harshly […]
grinding-in n. The correction of occlusal problems or tooth imperfections by grinding.
noun 1. a wheel composed of abrasive material, used for grinding. noun 1. an abrasive wheel, usually a composite of hard particles in a resin filler, used for grinding