noun Date: 1602 a mill for grinding grain

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gristmill — Grist mill , n. A mill for grinding grain; especially, a mill for grinding grists, or portions of grain brought by different customers; a custom mill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gristmill — c.1600, from GRIST (Cf. grist) + MILL (Cf. mill) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gristmill — [grist′mil΄] n. a mill for grinding grain, esp. for individual customers …   English World dictionary

  • Gristmill — Allied Mills flour mill on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal The terms gristmill or grist mill (also: corn mill or flour mill) can refer either to a building in which grain is ground into flour, or to the grinding mechanism itself …   Wikipedia

  • gristmill — gristmiller, n. gristmilling, n. /grist mil /, n. a mill for grinding grain, esp. the customer s own grain. [1595 1605; GRIST + MILL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gristmill — noun A mill that grinds grain, especially grain brought by a farmer to be exchanged for the flour (less a percentage) See Also: grist …   Wiktionary

  • gristmill — n. flour mill, mill which grinds grain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gristmill — noun N. Amer. a mill for grinding corn …   English new terms dictionary

  • gristmill — grist•mill [[t]ˈgrɪstˌmɪl[/t]] n. a mill for grinding grain • Etymology: 1595–1605 grist′mill er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • gristmill — /ˈgrɪstmɪl/ (say gristmil) noun a mill for grinding grain …   Australian English dictionary

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