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[grahyn-duh-ree] /ˈgraɪn də ri/
noun, plural grinderies.
a workshop for grinding edge tools.
  1. a shoemaker's or leatherworker's material and equipment.
  2. a shop where such material and equipment may be purchased.
Origin of grindery
First recorded in 1795-1805; grind + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for grindery
Historical Examples
  • It is much used by shoe-makers; and is sold at the grindery, or leather shops.

  • Procure some inch French nails, or inch rivets; the former at the ironmonger's; the latter at the grindery shops.

  • For this purpose have a supply of 1⁄2-inch rivets; they may be purchased at the grindery shops for about 5d.

  • This grindery is located, in an Irish neighborhood, and there used to be a great number of Irish children thereabouts.

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British Dictionary definitions for grindery


noun (pl) -eries
a place in which tools and cutlery are sharpened
the equipment of a shoemaker
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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