Grinder vs Swarf - What's the difference?
Grinder is a see also of swarf.
As nouns the difference between grinder and swarf
is that grinder
is (anatomical) a molar while swarf
is the waste chips or shavings from metalworking or a saw cutting wood.
One who grinds something, such as the teeth.
* 2010 , A. J. Larner, A Dictionary of Neurological Signs (page 68)
(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.
- Masseter hypertrophy may become apparent in persistent grinders .
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.
- I am going to the deli to get a grinder for lunch.
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
* coffee grinder
* bench grinder
* angle grinder
* die grinder
the waste chips or shavings from metalworking or a saw cutting wood
* 1979 , Cormac McCarthy, Suttree , Random House, p.95:
the grit worn away by use of a grindstone or whetstone, being particles of the material being cut and of the cutting stone itself
- Harrogate looked at the ground. A black swarf packed with small parts in a greasy mosaic.
Infrequently used after the 19th century; primarily in technical settings.
(Scotland) To grow languid; to faint.
* Sir Walter Scott
- to swarf for very hunger