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English definition of “tumble dryer”

tumble dryer

noun [C] UK (US tumble drier)     (also dryer)
a machine that dries wet clothes by turning them in hot air → Compare spin-dryerCleaning clothes
(Definition of tumble dryer noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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