- 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
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- 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 itAlso called (informal): roundabout
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