• synonyms

ball mill


a grinding mill in which the material to be ground is tumbled in a drum with heavy balls of iron, steel, or stone.


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Origin of ball mill

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ball mill

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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