Grinder Grind"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, grinds. [1913 Webster]

2. One of the double teeth, used to grind or masticate the food; a molar. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The restless flycatcher ({Seisura inquieta}) of Australia; -- called also {restless thrush} and {volatile thrush}. It makes a noise like a scissors grinder, to which the name alludes.

4. A submarine sandwich. [local, U.S.]

Syn: submarine, hoagie. [PJC]

{Grinder's asthma}, {Grinder's phthisis}, or {Grinder's rot} (Med.), a lung disease produced by the mechanical irritation of the particles of steel and stone given off in the operation of grinding. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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