a person or thing that grinds.
a kitchen device or appliance for grinding food.
a sharpener of tools.
a molar tooth.
Chiefly New England and Inland North. hero sandwich.
grinders, Informal. the teeth.

1350–1400; Middle English. See grind, -er1

5. See hero sandwich. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
grinder (ˈɡraɪndə)
1.  a person who grinds, esp one who grinds cutting tools
2.  a machine for grinding
3.  a molar tooth

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Slang Dictionary

submarine definition

  1. n.
    and sub; hoagy; torpedo; grinder; poor boy; hero. a long sandwich containing many different foods. (Sometimes many feet long. It is cut into smaller segments for serving a group. Usually contains sliced meats and cheese, as well as tomatoes and onions. Terms vary depending on where you are in the country.) : He ordered a submarine, but he couldn't finish it.
  2. n.
    a large marijuana cigarette. : Look at the size of that sub!
  3. n.
    [menstrual] tampon. : My God! I'm out of submarines!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
He has already gotten a patent for his improved pepper grinder.
These were not the organ grinder with his monkey or a completely illiterate
Using a grinder attachment for a stand mixer, push all contents though grinder,
  including liquids.
In the future, a giant meat grinder will smash up books and electricity will
  put them in your brain.
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