Origin of grinder
Regional variation note
Examples from the Web for grinder
In barrels around the grinder's edge, artillery simulators blasted away.
By now we were in a state of maximum disorientation, just trying to stay on the grinder with the others.
On the "grinder," a black asphalt courtyard, would-be SEALs spend hours doing mass calisthenics.Osama bin Laden Death: Navy SEALs' Hardcore Workout
May 5, 2011
He is host of "The David Webb Show" on Sirius XM Patriot and “The Grinder” business talk show on AM 970 New York City.We Need New Leaders Now!
October 1, 2010
The distant screech of the grinder was muffled and not unpleasant.The Worshippers
Damon Francis Knight
The Grinder had left this paper with his mother, and she had written letters to him from it.Auld Licht Idylls
J. M. Barrie
The man to judge a forger's work is a grinder, and not another forger.
Henry spoke to the grinder, and asked him if there was anything amiss with the stone.
The Grinder had not been taken, and a further remand was necessary.The Vicar of Bullhampton
- a person who grinds, esp one who grinds cutting tools
- a machine for grinding
- a molar tooth
Word Origin and History for grinder
Old English grindere "one who grinds (grain);" agent noun from grind (v.). Meaning "molar tooth" is late 14c. (Old English had grindetoð). Meaning "machine for milling" is from 1660s; of persons, from late 15c. Large sandwich sense is from 1954, though the exact signification is uncertain (perhaps from the amount of chewing required to eat one).