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rolling mill

  1. a mill where ingots, slabs, sheets, etc., of usually hot metal are passed between rolls to give them a certain thickness or cross-sectional form.
  2. a machine or set of rollers for rolling out or shaping metal.
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Origin of rolling mill

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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Historical Examples of rolling mill

  • Besides, speech is a rolling-mill that always thins out the sentiment.

    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert

  • There were foundries and machine-shops and forging-shops and a rolling-mill, almost completely robotic.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • The Author snarled to me that she laughed like a rolling-mill and reasoned like a head-on collision.

    A Woman Named Smith

    Marie Conway Oemler

  • The pig-iron produced at these smelting-works is now used in a foundry close at hand, to which a rolling-mill is just added.

  • In 1750 it placed him under a penalty of 200 for erecting a rolling-mill, tilt-hammer or steel-furnace.

British Dictionary definitions for rolling mill

rolling mill

  1. a mill or factory where ingots of heated metal are passed between rollers to produce sheets or bars of a required cross section and form
  2. a machine having rollers that may be shaped to reduce ingots, etc, to a required cross section and form
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