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Related to wringer: Clothes wringer, hand wringer


One that wrings, especially a device in which laundry is pressed between rollers to extract water.
put (someone) through the wringer Slang
To subject to a severe trial or ordeal.
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(Mechanical Engineering) another name for mangle21
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(ˈrɪŋ ər)

1. a person or thing that wrings.
2. an apparatus for squeezing out liquid, as two rollers through which an article of wet clothing may be squeezed.
put through the wringer, to subject to a difficult or exhausting experience.
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Noun1.wringer - a clothes dryer consisting of two rollers between which the wet clothes are squeezed
clothes drier, clothes dryer - a dryer that dries clothes wet from washing
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عَصّارَه، آلَه لِعَصْر الغَسيل


[ˈrɪŋəʳ] Nescurridor m
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n(Wäsche)mangel f; to go or be put through the wringer (fig inf)durch die Mangel gedreht werden
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[ˈrɪŋəʳ] nstrizzatoio (manuale)
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(riŋ) past tense, past participle wrung (raŋ) verb
1. to force (water) from (material) by twisting or by pressure. He wrung the water from his soaking-wet shirt.
2. to clasp and unclasp (one's hands) in desperation, fear etc.
ˈwringer noun
a machine for forcing water from wet clothes.
wringing wet
soaked through. The clothes are wringing wet; wringing-wet clothes.
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References in classic literature ?
Then Martin began to alternate between the dryer and the wringer, between times "shaking out" socks and stockings.
You're a driver in disguise, a screwer by deputy, a wringer, and squeezer, and shaver by substitute.
And I, the long time intimate of John Barleycorn, knew just what he promised me--maggots of fancy, dreams of power, forgetfulness, anything and everything save whirling washers, revolving mangles, humming centrifugal wringers, and fancy starch and interminable processions of duck trousers moving in steam under my flying iron.
Over the door, by way of a sign there hung a marvellous daub, representing new sons and dead chickens,* with this, pun below: Aux sonneurs pour les trépassés ,--The wringers for the dead.
But he was put through the wringer again as Newcastle clung on for dear life after club-record signing Joelinton smashed his first goal in English football.
It's another hammer blow to hundreds of staff who have already been put through the wringer.
Seasoned football fans are well used to being put through the emotional wringer, and for most of them there are far more lows than highs.
All won in the end so he was put through the wringer before finally being able to celebrate a PS1363.67 win.
F2 Logistics went through the wringer before booting out Generika-Ayala, 21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 19-25, 15-5, Tuesday night to book the first finals slot in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Muntinlupa Sports Center.
In the Collegiate Grand Slam, Colegio San Agustin-Bintildean went through the wringer before shocking Far Eastern University, 17-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-18, 15-12, while University of Santo Tomas remains flawless following a 25-22, 25-17, 25-19 win over University of the Philippines.
Stephen Amell's vigilante hero is put through the wringer as both friend and foe test his morals and loyalty to extreme levels.
I know Mom got an electric wringer washer sometime after the electricity was installed, but I don't recall how she washed clothes prior to that; probably on a washboard.