wringer

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noun wring·er \ˈriŋ-ər\

Definition of wringer

  1. :  one that wrings: such asa :  a machine or device for pressing out liquid or moisture a clothes wringerb :  something that causes pain, hardship, or exertion his illness put them through the wringer

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First Known Use of wringer

14th century



WRINGER Defined for English Language Learners

wringer

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Definition of wringer for English Language Learners

  • : a machine used for squeezing water out of clothes that have been washed


WRINGER Defined for Kids

wringer

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noun wring·er \ˈriŋ-ər\

Definition of wringer for Students

  1. :  a machine or device for squeezing liquid out of something (as laundry)



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