- a machine tool for rotating a cutter (milling cutter) to produce plane or formed surfaces on a workpiece, usually by moving the work past the cutter.
Origin of milling machine
First recorded in 1875–80
Also called miller.
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Examples from the Web for milling machine
In the coining-room the planchets are first given to the milling-machine.
A milling-machine that is capable of cutting spirals, and is provided with an index head.
Milling-machine cutters that are used in pairs and straddle the work, both cutters being of the same diameter.
- a machine tool in which a horizontal arbor or vertical spindle rotates a cutting tool above a horizontal table, which is used to move a workpiece
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