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ball mill

noun
1.
a grinding mill in which the material to be ground is tumbled in a drum with heavy balls of iron, steel, or stone.
Origin of ball mill
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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ball mill

noun
1.
(engineering) a horizontal cylinder or cone in which a substance, such as a mineral, is ground by rotation with steel or ceramic balls
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