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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun steel mill where metal is rolled into sheets and bars

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