milling machine

noun
a machine tool for rotating a cutter (milling cutter) to produce plane or formed surfaces on a workpiece, usually by moving the work past the cutter.
Also called miller.


Origin:
1875–80

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milling machine
 
n
a machine tool in which a horizontal arbor or vertical spindle rotates a cutting tool above a horizontal table, which is used to move a workpiece

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Any driver who has been stuck behind a milling machine has seen pavement recycling in action.
The whine of a wood-milling machine made it futile to talk.
High performance milling machine mounted on four tracks.
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