noun, plural grind·er·ies.
  1. a workshop for grinding edge tools.
  2. British.
    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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for grindery

Historical Examples of grindery

  • 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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    A Sexton of the Old School

British Dictionary definitions for grindery


noun plural -eries
  1. a place in which tools and cutlery are sharpened
  2. the equipment of a shoemaker
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