wringer
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɹɪŋə(ɹ)/
Noun

wringer (plural wringers)

  1. One who wrings.
    • 2000, Marlene Evans, Redbirds and Rubies and Rainbows (page 33)
      We wringers of hands don't really want a step to take! We want to continue our hand-wringing and feel hostile toward anyone who acts as if there's something simple to do about any problem.
  2. A device for drying laundry consisting of two rollers between which the wet laundry is squeezed (or wrung); a mangle.
  3. (figurative) Something that causes pain, hardship, or exertion; an ordeal.



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