ball mill

noun

Definition of ball mill

: a pulverizing machine consisting of a rotating drum which contains pebbles or metal balls as the grinding implements

Examples of ball mill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Noisy tumblers known as ball mills operate almost continually in mining communities, often next to homes, grinding the ore along with mercury and water to extract the gold. National Geographic, "The Toxic Toll of Indonesia's Gold Mines," 24 May 2016 For 15 years, Resti's family has operated a ball mill just outside the kitchen door. National Geographic, "The Toxic Toll of Indonesia's Gold Mines," 24 May 2016

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First Known Use of ball mill

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Ball mill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ball%20mill. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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