Etymology
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wringer (n.)

"device for squeezing water from clothes," 1799, agent noun from wring (v.). (Earlier it meant "extortioner," c. 1300.) Figurative phrase to put (someone) through the wringer first recorded 1942, American English.

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Definitions of wringer

wringer (n.)
a clothes dryer consisting of two rollers between which the wet clothes are squeezed;
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