a small handheld device for storing and grinding peppercorns.
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Origin of pepper mill
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for pepper mill
We dined pleasantly—two good courses, 59that was all; a dinner without pretence, where we served ourselves with the pepper-mill.Ten Tales|Franois Coppe
British Dictionary definitions for pepper mill
a small hand mill used to grind peppercorns
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