: a person who mangles someone or something
a mangler of the English language In Wes Craven's classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger, a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams …—Kaylee Douglas
: a machine for ironing laundry by passing it between rollers : mangle
The machine washed the clothing and then they had to be fed through a wringer—more commonly called a "mangler"—to pinch out the water before they were ready to hang on the clothes line on the porch or in the yard to dry.—Gordon Freireich
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