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
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for ball mill
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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