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.



(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



    (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.


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

    Derived terms

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