[ grist-mil ]

  1. a mill for grinding grain, especially the customer's own grain.

Origin of gristmill

First recorded in 1595–1605; grist + mill1

Other words from gristmill

  • gristmiller, noun
  • gristmilling, noun

Words Nearby gristmill Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gristmill in a sentence

  • Fringing the townlet, new gristmill and new factory stood where the mother ditch was bridged.

    Stepsons of Light | Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • My mother began to improve, and at the same time my father was offered a good position as superintendent of a gristmill.

    The Promised Land | Mary Antin
  • The sawmill and gristmill proved profitable, all my houses were tenanted, and I erected more, securing also additional land.

    Making His Way | Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • I do not know where the men bathed, but our part of the river was just above Bonderoff's gristmill.

    The Promised Land | Mary Antin
  • Every part of the shop was filled, as the boys set the grindstone, the lathe, and the gristmill into motion.

British Dictionary definitions for gristmill


/ (ˈɡrɪstˌmɪl) /

  1. a mill, esp one equipped with large grinding stones for grinding grain

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