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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A factory in which metal is rolled into sheets, bars, or other forms.
  • n. A machine used for rolling metal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a mill furnished with heavy rolls, between which heated metal is passed, to form it into sheets, rails, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A metal-working establishment using, in connection with heating-furnaces, systems of steel rollers for forming metal into sheets, bars, rods, or wires.
  • n. One of the trains of rolls with its framework and driving-mechanism used in rolling metal bars, plates, or sheets in a rolling-mill.
  • n. A rolling-machine for making sheet-glass by rolling the hot metal.
  • n. A form of leather-rolling machine.
  • n. That part of a powder-manufacturing plant in which the ingredients of the powder are crushed and commingled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. steel mill where metal is rolled into sheets and bars

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