AskDefine | Define grinder

Dictionary Definition



1 a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States [syn: bomber, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep]
2 grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars [syn: molar]
3 machine that processes materials by grinding or crushing [syn: mill]
4 a machine tool that polishes metal

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A sandwich made on a long, cylindrical roll.
    I am going to the deli to get a grinder for lunch.
    Note: In the Philadelphia area, at least, a "grinder" is distinguished from a "hoagie" in that the grinder is toasted or baked, and usually lacks lettuce.
  2. A tool used in a workshop for grinding.



Extensive Definition

Grinder may refer to:
grinder in German: Grinder
grinder in French: Grinder (homonymie)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

BLT, Dagwood sandwich, Sloppy Joe, Swiss cheese sandwich, baby tooth, bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich, bicuspid, bucktooth, canape, canine, cheese grater, cheeseburger, comminutor, corned beef sandwich, crown, crusher, cuspid, cutter, deciduous tooth, dent, denticle, denticulation, dentil, dentition, dogtooth, double-decker sandwich, egg salad sandwich, eyetooth, fang, fore tooth, gagtooth, gang tooth, gold tooth, granulator, grater, grilled cheese sandwich, ham sandwich, hamburger, hoagy, hot dog, incisor, kominuter, levigator, masher, milk tooth, mill, millstone, molar, mortar and pestle, nutmeg grater, pastrami sandwich, peg, permanent tooth, pestle, pivot tooth, poor boy, premolar, pulverizer, quern, quernstone, rock crusher, roller, sandwich, scrivello, shredder, snag, snaggletooth, steamroller, submarine sandwich, tooth, triturator, tuna salad sandwich, tunaburger, tush, tusk, wisdom tooth
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