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See also: Grinder
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grinder (plural grinders)
- One who grinds something, such as the teeth.
- scissors grinder (one who sharpens scissors)
- 2010, A. J. Larner, A Dictionary of Neurological Signs, page 68:
- Masseter hypertrophy may become apparent in persistent grinders.
- (anatomical) A molar.
- A power tool with a spinning abrasive disc, used for grinding, smoothing, and shaping materials, usually metal.
- (US, regional) A sandwich made on a long, cylindrical roll.
- I am going to the deli to get a grinder for lunch.
- 1996, Michael Craig Budden, Protecting Trade Secrets under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act: Practical Advice for Executives, Westport, Conn.: Quorum Books, →ISBN, page 20:
- It was reported that the recipes for the secret sauce and grinder sandwiches were proprietary, known only to the current president of the corporation and the former owner of the restaurant.
- A kitchen gadget for processing coffee, herbs etc. into small or powdered pieces
- The restless flycatcher (Myiagra inquieta) of Australia, which makes a noise like a scissors grinder.
- (music, slang) A fan or performer of grindcore music.
- (slang) A biohacker who uses cybernetic implants or biochemicals to enhance or change their own body.
- (slang, dated) A student who studies hard; a swot.
- (slang, dated) A person who coaches students for an upcoming examination.
- (ice hockey slang) A hard-working, physical player with limited offensive ability.
- (lawyer slang) A low-ranking attorney with no clients who works very hard.
- The type of sandwich denoted by grinder varies widely. In the Philadelphia area, for example, a grinder is distinguished from a hoagie in that the grinder is toasted or baked, and usually lacks lettuce.
- (sandwich): sub
sandwich — see sub
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