wringer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wring +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

wringer (plural wringers)

  1. One who wrings.
    • 2000, Marlene Evans, Redbirds and Rubies and Rainbows (page 33)
      We wringers of hands don't really want a step to take! We want to continue our hand-wringing and feel hostile toward anyone who acts as if there's something simple to do about any problem.
  2. A device for drying laundry consisting of two rollers between which the wet laundry is squeezed (or wrung); a mangle.

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