cement mixer

[ si-ment-mik-ser ]
/ sɪˈmɛnt ˌmɪk sər /

noun

Also called con·crete mix·er [kon-kreet mik-ser] /ˈkɒn krit ˌmɪk sər/ . a machine having a revolving drum, often motor-driven, for mixing cement, sand, gravel, and water to produce concrete.
Baseball Slang. a pitch that is meant to be an unhittable breaking ball but instead becomes hittable as it goes into a side spin that travels into the strike zone: Lyons hit a stand-up double on that cement mixer, and he looked just as surprised as the pitcher when it happened.

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Origin of cement mixer

First recorded in 1905–10 for def. 1, and in 2005–10 for def. 2
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Example sentences from the Web for cement mixer

  • He can leap five feet six, run or hike indefinitely, exhaust a cement-mixer, say "stick" in all tongues and "quit" in none.

    The Hive|Will Levington Comfort