a mill for grinding grain, especially the customer's own grain.
- gristmiller, noun
- gristmilling, noun
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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.The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages | Roger Thompson Finlay
British Dictionary definitions for gristmill
a mill, esp one equipped with large grinding stones for grinding grain
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