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English definition of “spin-dryer”

spin-dryer

noun [C] uk (also spin-drier)   /ˌspɪnˈdraɪ.ər/ us    // UK
a machine into which you put wet clothes, which turns them around and around very fast in order to get most of the water out of them
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spin-dry
verb [T] uk   /ˌspɪnˈdraɪ/ us  
The label says "Do not spin-dry".Cleaning clothes
(Definition of spin-dryer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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