Crusher vs Grinder - What's the difference?

crusher | grinder |


As nouns the difference between crusher and grinder

is that crusher is someone or something that crushes while grinder is one who grinds something, such as the teeth.

crusher

Noun

(en noun)
  • Someone or something that crushes.
  • A machine designed to crush rocks.
  • (slang) A policeman.
  • *1977 , , The Honourable Schoolboy , Folio Society 2010, p. 110:
  • *:Back in the lobby he bought a copy of Time but didn't like the way the plain-clothes crushers looked at him, and left.
  • grinder

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who grinds something, such as the teeth.
  • * 2010 , A. J. Larner, A Dictionary of Neurological Signs (page 68)
  • Masseter hypertrophy may become apparent in persistent grinders .
  • (anatomical) A molar.
  • A power tool with a spinning abrasive disc, used for , smoothing, and shaping materials, usually metal.
  • A sandwich made on a long, cylindrical roll.
  • I am going to the deli to get a grinder for lunch.
  • *
  • A kitchen gadget for processing coffee, herbs etc. into small or powdered pieces
  • The restless flycatcher (Seisura inquieta ) of Australia, which makes a noise like a scissors grinder.
  • Usage notes

    The usage of grinder and related terms for sandwiches varies widely. In the Philadelphia area, for example, a "grinder" is distinguished from a "hoagie" in that the grinder is toasted or baked, and usually lacks lettuce.

    Synonyms

    * (sandwich) submarine sandwich, sub, hoagie, torpedo, spuckie, hero, hero sandwich

    Derived terms

    * coffee grinder * bench grinder * angle grinder * die grinder