grinder grinder  /ˈɡraɪn dər/


  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
  3. (n) machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
  4. (n) a machine tool that polishes metal


  1. I don't throw anything in the grinder that doesn't belong there.
  2. When Jon Tester was 9 years old, he lost the middle three fingers of his left hand in a meat grinder.
  3. Ken Proxmire was a tool grinder when, in 1977, he won $1 million on a 50 Michigan lottery ticket.


  1. Worker killed in stump grinder accident

    An Urban Tree Service worker was killed Thursday in an accident involving a stump grinder, according to a report on
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

  2. Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe to open new store in Southington

    SOUTHINGTON — Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe will be opening a new location, its ninth, at 405 Queen St. in space previously occupied by Giant Grinder & Pizza.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Record-Journal

  3. Ninth Nardelli's grinder shoppe to open in Southington

    SOUTHINGTON- Nardelli's grinder shoppe will be opening their ninth location on 405 Queen Street in the former Giant Grinder & Pizza building.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Record-Journal


  1. "This is a ping-pong game with American lives. ...... And we better be damn sure we know what we're doing, all of us, before we put 22,000 more Americans into that grinder," Hagel said. "What do you believe?"
    on Jan 25, 2007 By: Chuck Hagel Source: Seattle Times

  2. Ryan said the last three games have shown him that his team is "able to take something positive and not get too over-inflated and still come back and grind one out. I mean we got a good win on the road, got the grinder on Wednesday and then beat a...
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: Bo Ryan Source: Forbes

  3. "People from where I come from want to say 'gosh, why would you do that when you win all the time in college football and here you are going into the meat-grinder of the NFL?'" Carroll said. "I'm ready, I couldn't be more excited about it."
    on Jan 12, 2010 By: Pete Carroll Source:

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