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boring mill

noun
1.
Metalworking. a machine for boring large holes in heavy work, having a table on which the work rotates while the hole is bored vertically.
Origin of boring mill
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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  • This is especially true of the heavy parts for which the boring mill is principally used.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones
  • It is also a very handy tool for truing up work on the boring mill or lathe.

    Measuring Tools Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for boring mill

boring mill

noun
1.
(engineering) a large vertical lathe having a rotating table on which work is secured. Tools are held on a fixed post and the work is rotated around it Also called (informal) roundabout
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