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rolling mill

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
1780-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for rolling mill
  • Merchant bars could be made into flat bars by using the rolling mill machinery.
  • Iron from this furnace was used in the manufacture of car wheels and for foundry rolling mill purposes.
  • The semi-finished products go to the hot rolling mill where the size is reduced.
British Dictionary definitions for rolling mill

rolling mill

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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