[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).
[grahyn-duh-ree] /ˈgraɪn də ri/ noun, plural grinderies. 1. a workshop for grinding edge tools. 2. British. /ˈɡraɪndərɪ/ noun (pl) -eries 1. a place in which tools and cutlery are sharpened 2. the equipment of a shoemaker
/ˈɡraɪndˌhaʊs/ noun 1. (mainly US)
noun, Slang. 1. a burlesque house, especially one providing continuous entertainment at reduced prices. 2. a movie theater that shows films throughout the day and all or most of the night. n,n phr A theater that runs continuously without intermissions, holidays, etc: Four years ago, it would have been restricted to a few downtown grind-houses/ […]
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verb 1. (transitive, adverb) (engineering) to make (a conical valve) fit its seating by grinding them together in the presence of an abrasive paste