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

Origin of gristmill

First recorded in 1595–1605; grist + mill1
Related formsgrist·mill·er, noungrist·mill·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a mill, esp one equipped with large grinding stones for grinding grain
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Word Origin and History for gristmill

c.1600, from grist (n.) + mill (n.).

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