What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

stamp mill

noun, Mining.
a mill or machine in which ore is crushed to powder by means of heavy stamps or pestles.
Origin of stamp mill
1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for stamp mill
  • It contains a five-stamp mill and other equipment used to pulverize ore and recover gold.
  • It has been said that when the last stamp mill ceased operating, the town was so quiet that people could not sleep.
  • However, one company planned to erect a stamp mill to crush the petrified wood into industrial abrasives.
  • In nature's stamp mill they had been polished down until they represented a type.
British Dictionary definitions for stamp mill

stamp mill

(metallurgy) a machine for crushing ore
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for stamp mill

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for stamp

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for stamp mill