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noun

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.

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Also called miller.

Origin of milling machine

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for milling machine

milling machine

noun

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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