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Wringer   /rˈɪŋər/   Listen

A clothes dryer consisting of two rollers between which the wet clothes are squeezed.

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"Wringer" Quotes from Famous Books

... didn't say all that to the minister's wife, for she didn't look like she had strength to listen, 'n' so I made her some tea instead.—'N' then it come out 't after all what she come for was to borrow my clo'es-wringer! Well, Mrs. Lathrop, I certainly didn't have no blame f'r myself at feelin' some tempered under them circumstances,—me ...
— Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop • Anne Warner

... of this little book will have seen what is known in domestic parlance as a clothes-wringer. Here the wooden or rubber rollers, by means of weights or screws, are made to squeeze out most of the moisture which remains after the garment has left the washing-tub. Now if two sets of such rollers could be put together, so that in section the four centres would coincide with the four angular ...
— The Story of the Cotton Plant • Frederick Wilkinson

... and facings, where buttons have been torn off by wringer or iron, and for strengthening weak places, tape is invaluable. It saves the time required to turn in the edges of the cloth and is ...
— Textiles and Clothing • Kate Heintz Watson

Words linked to "Wringer" :   clothes drier, clothes dryer, wring

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