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[grahyn-der] /ˈgraɪn dər/

a person or thing that .
a kitchen device or appliance for food.
a sharpener of tools.
a molar tooth.
Chiefly New England and Inland North. .
grinders, Informal. the teeth.
a person who grinds, esp one who grinds cutting tools
a machine for grinding
a molar tooth

Old English grindere “one who grinds (grain);” agent noun from grind (v.). Meaning “molar tooth” is late 14c. (Old English had grindetoð). Meaning “machine for milling” is from 1660s; of persons, from late 15c. Large sandwich sense is from 1954, though the exact signification is uncertain (perhaps from the amount of chewing required to eat one).



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