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rolling mill

noun
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
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism
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  • 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
  • The metal, as it comes from the rolling mill, is perfectly smooth.

    Copper Work Augustus F. Rose
  • He just had to blow off steam so he did it in a gin mill rather than a rolling mill.

    Laugh and Live Douglas Fairbanks
  • 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
  • They are cleaned by tumbling and then packed in iron boxes with alternating layers of rolling mill scale.

  • In Birmingham I found a job in a rolling mill and established myself in a good boarding-house.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • William E. Beall, superintendent of the Uniontown rolling mill, was born at this old tavern.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • An employee of a rolling mill was on his vacation when he fell in love with a handsome German girl.

    Toaster's Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
  • At that time no rolling mill in America was able to take a contract for rolling T rails.

  • This foremost man in the world in his fine department was lately but a "greasy mechanic," an engineer in a rolling mill.

    Among the Forces Henry White Warren
British Dictionary definitions for rolling mill

rolling mill

noun
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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