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boring mill

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
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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

(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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