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.

Origin of rolling mill

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90

Words Nearby rolling mill Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use rolling mill in a sentence

  • The first steam rolling mill, with the exception of the one at Soho, was put up at Bradley ironworks.

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
  • William E. Beall, superintendent of the Uniontown rolling mill, was born at this old tavern.

    The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight
  • The rolling mill must have come, not only before the modern steam-boiler, but even before the modern plow could be made.

    Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
  • When actual rail-making for railroads began, the rolling mill raised its powers to meet the emergency.

    Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
  • The old man that I worked with when I first entered the rolling mill was gray with his sixty years of toil.

    The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis

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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