stamp mill

[ stamp-mil ]

  1. a mill or machine in which ore is crushed to powder by means of heavy stamps or pestles.

Origin of stamp mill

First recorded in 1740–50
  • Also stamp·ing mill [stamp-ing mil] /ˈstæmp ɪŋ ˌmɪl/ .

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

How to use stamp mill in a sentence

  • The largest stamp-mill on this continent for reducing gold-bearing quartz is in operation near the town of Juneau.

    The Blue and The Gray | A. R. White
  • He felt as if he had been passed through a stamp mill, so sore were his muscles and so burned and blistered were feet and legs.

    The Heritage of the Hills | Arthur P. Hankins
  • His object is to separate the poor portions of the ore from the richer; in order to subject the former to the stamp mill.

  • The Lost Dog consisted quite simply of a hole in the ground guarded by an excellent five stamp-mill.

    The Killer | Stewart Edward White
  • The little five stamp-mill crunched away steadily; the water flowed; and in the riffles the heavy gold dust accumulated.

    The Killer | Stewart Edward White

British Dictionary definitions for stamp mill

stamp mill

  1. metallurgy a machine for crushing ore

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