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milling machine

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 of milling machine
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for milling machine

milling machine

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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