rolling mill


noun

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.
a machine or set of rollers for rolling out or shaping metal.

Origin of rolling mill

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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rolling mill


noun

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
a machine having rollers that may be shaped to reduce ingots, etc, to a required cross section and form
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