grist·​mill | \ ˈgrist-ˌmil How to pronounce gristmill (audio) \

Definition of gristmill

: a mill for grinding grain

Examples of gristmill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fun fact: it's filmed inside a gristmill from the 1800s. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 5 Jan. 2022 Those who survive are grizzled veterans who evangelize the gristmill of the tech mindset. The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Nov. 2021 Their plan was to build a gristmill to grind wheat into flour, giving the tobacco industry a run for its money. Janet Barber, Scientific American, 9 Nov. 2021 The water wheels of Virginia’s last gristmill still turn in the village of Aldie, while Middleburg, often referred to as America’s horse and hunt country capital, is an equestrian’s paradise. Alexandra Kirkman, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 Stitt later took a little tour of McEwen’s gristmill operation, and he was sold. Bob Carlton |, al, 24 Feb. 2021 There was also a large gristmill at nearby Honey Springs, founded by Aaron Overton, another plantation owner, that had been in operation since 1853. Mark Lamster, Dallas Morning News, 23 Sep. 2020 The humble farming locale included a few amenities such as boardinghouse that opened in 1845 and a gristmill on the Five Mile Creek. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2020 This show will take place inside an old gristmill that the couple had purchased a few years back and renovated. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 8 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of gristmill

1602, in the meaning defined above

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“Gristmill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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grist·​mill | \ ˈgrist-ˌmil How to pronounce gristmill (audio) \

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: a mill for grinding grain


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