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A tool used for grouting tiles.
- ‘The evidence revealed that since 1998, he has worked exclusively as a grouter for an owner of a tile and marble company.’
- ‘I'm not sure whether they count as biscuits or as tile grouters.’
- ‘A cooper removes the heads and removes all the pigmented wood from inside the barrel with a plane or grouter.’
A lucky but unfair advantage:‘he has managed to come in on the grouter with a borrowed pound’
Early 20th century: of unknown origin.
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