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wring·er

 (rĭng′ər)
n.
One that wrings, especially a device in which laundry is pressed between rollers to extract water.
Idiom:
put (someone) through the wringer Slang
To subject to a severe trial or ordeal.

wringer

(ˈrɪŋə)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) another name for mangle21

wring•er

(ˈrɪŋ ər)

n.
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.
Idioms:
put through the wringer, to subject to a difficult or exhausting experience.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations
عَصّارَه، آلَه لِعَصْر الغَسيل
vridemaskine
facsarógép
òvottavinda

wringer

[ˈrɪŋəʳ] Nescurridor m

wringer

n(Wäsche)mangel f; to go or be put through the wringer (fig inf)durch die Mangel gedreht werden

wringer

[ˈrɪŋəʳ] nstrizzatoio (manuale)

wring

(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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
Then Martin began to alternate between the dryer and the wringer, between times "shaking out" socks and stockings.