Definition of grinder in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡrīndər/ /ˈɡraɪndər/

Translate grinder into Spanish


  • 1A machine used for grinding something.

    ‘a coffee grinder’
    • ‘Hand grinders or spice mills range from $15 to $60 and can be purchased at most culinary stores.’
    • ‘The company recently unveiled a state-of-the-art assembly plant in which to assemble stainless steel pumps, grinders and other major equipment.’
    • ‘Tip them into an electric grinder - or use a mortar and pestle - and grind until coarse.’
    • ‘Some tyre companies solve this by using a wire brush, or worse a grinder, to smooth rough areas on the wheel, but this removes metal, which weakens the wheel and is not recommended for safety.’
    • ‘The machine pushes the tree down, and then the grinder mulches it.’
    • ‘The spokesman said: ‘We had to use axle grinders to cut the metal open.’’
    • ‘The trucks carry the oil sands from the mine to the grinders.’
    • ‘Laurie was an employee of Scott Paper Company, Sheet Harbour for many years, working on the grinders.’
    • ‘Among the huge haul of tools taken from Mr Walker's farm were two chainsaws, jacks, grinders and spanners.’
    • ‘Coffee grinders are cheap, the time taken is minimal and the results are wonderful.’
    • ‘The grinder can be found in high-end design stores worldwide, further attesting to its appeal.’
    • ‘Please note that most grinders are tested at the manufacturer and coffee grounds may be found in the grinder as a result.’
    • ‘Quality coffee grinders are essential equipment to any coffee lover's kitchen.’
    • ‘Using a meat grinder fitted with the large die, grind pork mixture.’
    • ‘An electric meat grinder may cost $100 or more.’
    • ‘"Here's the electric coffee grinder, sweetheart, " I pointed out, coming up behind her.’
    • ‘Each table has a flower and a candle and your own black pepper grinder.’
    • ‘In a spice grinder, pulverize red pepper flakes and juniper to a powder.’
    • ‘Grind all the ingredients together in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle.’
    • ‘Grind the leg meat through a grinder fitted with the medium die attachment and set aside.’
    grinder, quern, crusher
    1. 1.1A person employed to grind cutlery, tools, or cereals.
      ‘But one day on the job as a tool grinder in January 1993 he suffered an aneurysm.’
      • ‘The craft based nature of this industry, which relied upon quasi-autonomous cutlers and grinders to complete ‘put-out’ work, is reflected in the often humble physical form of the buildings that were used.’
      • ‘He now considered more complex systems and employed Christopher Tooke as a lens grinder from early 1605.’
      • ‘I was also impressed by the evidence proffered by the defendant with respect to what jobs might be available for a grinder, including the evidence of an employer who actually hired grinders that year.’
      • ‘I met crankshaft grinders and engine assemblers who could discuss the ROI of their machine tools.’
      • ‘‘A grinder and a mechanic’ is what he calls himself.’
      • ‘There are many areas of specialisation in this field: gem grinders, gem polishers, gem assorters, jewellery setters, researchers and scientists.’
      • ‘Family members and workers are allocated different tasks, from core-makers to grinders and welders.’
      • ‘Metal grinder Scott Smith, who has worked for R & T Swann for six years, said there were 19 redundancies in total and those affected got written notification last week.’
      • ‘Admittedly, that evidence was not perfect for the defendant in that the evidence of Mr. Dieger was that a lot of their hiring is done by word of mouth and they do not advertise for grinders.’
  • 2A molar tooth.

    ‘It was a quadruped, gramnivorous, with 40 teeth, namely 24 grinders, 4 eye teeth and 12 incisive.’
    • ‘In Philadelphia, Dr. Caspar Wistar, the nation's foremost anatomist, showed Lewis the animal's giant grinders.’
    1. 2.1grindersinformal The teeth.
      • ‘To know this Cooper country properly you've nearly got to cut your grinders here.’
      • ‘Had a dentist been extracting Harry's own grinders at that moment, would he have been expected to mind his cards, and deal them neatly…’
  • 3US informal

    another term for submarine (sense 2 of the noun)

    • ‘Is it a sub, a hero, a hoagie, a grinder, a foot-long or a po'boy?’
    • ‘A huge, mouthwatering grinder stared back at me, adorned with lettuce and tomato and pickles and everything else I loved.’
    • ‘Choose from one of our delicious grinder sandwiches.’
    • ‘Please indicate cheese or no cheese and if you would like the grinder toasted.’