grinder ( grinders plural )
1 n-count In a kitchen, a grinder is a device for crushing food such as coffee or meat into small pieces or into a powder.
oft n N
...an electric coffee grinder.
2 n-count A grinder is a machine or tool for sharpening, smoothing, or polishing the surface of something. oft supp N
coffee grinder ( coffee grinders plural ) A coffee grinder is a machine for grinding coffee beans. n-count
meat grinder ( meat grinders plural ) A meat grinder is a machine which cuts meat into very small pieces by forcing it through very small holes.
in BRIT, use mincer
organ grinder ( organ grinders plural ) , organ-grinder An organ grinder was an entertainer who played a barrel organ in the streets. n-count
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