tumble drier

tumble drier
noun
a clothes dryer that spins wet clothes inside a cylinder with heated air
Syn: ↑tumble-dryer
Hypernyms: ↑clothes dryer, ↑clothes drier

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tumble dryer or tumble drier,
a dryer in which hot air is blown through the clothes while they are tumbled inside a revolving barrel; tumbler.

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tumble dryer

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tumble drier — see tumble dryer …   English dictionary

  • tumble-drier — tumˈble drīˈer or tumbˈle dryˈer noun A machine that dries (clothes, etc) by tumbling them in a strong current of hot air (also tumˈbler drīˈer or tumˈbler dryˈer) • • • Main Entry: ↑tumble …   Useful english dictionary

  • tumble drier — noun A machine for drying clothes after being washed, which includes a rotating drum which tumbles the clothes in a flow of hot air …   Wiktionary

  • tumble dryer — tumble dryers also tumble drier N COUNT A tumble dryer is an electric machine which dries washing by turning it over and over and blowing warm air onto it. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, use dryer) …   English dictionary

  • tumble dryer — tumble drier n BrE a machine that uses hot air to dry clothes after they have been washed = ↑dryer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tumble dryer — noun see tumble dry * * * tumble dryer UK US noun [countable] [singular tumble dryer plural tumble dryers] british a machine used for drying clothes after they have been washed …   Useful english dictionary

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  • tumble-dry — /tum beuhl druy /, v.t. tumble dried, tumble drying. to dry (washing) in a clothes drier in which articles are rotated vertically through heated air. [1965 70] * * * tumˈble dry transitive verb and intransitive verb To dry (clothes, etc) in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tumble-dryer — noun a clothes dryer that spins wet clothes inside a cylinder with heated air • Syn: ↑tumble drier • Hypernyms: ↑clothes dryer, ↑clothes drier * * * tumˈble drīˈer or tumbˈle dryˈer noun A machine that dries (clothes, etc) by tumbling them in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tumble dryer — /ˈtʌmbəl draɪə/ (say tumbuhl druyuh) noun a type of clothes dryer in which a rotating barrel tumbles the clothes in warm air. Also, tumble drier …  

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