gristmill

noun

grist·​mill ˈgrist-ˌmil How to pronounce gristmill (audio)
: a mill for grinding grain

Examples of gristmill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether the subject is a noble lion, long a symbol of Ethiopia, or a humble gristmill, Engida Hawke’s pictures possess a strong sense of place. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 26 May 2023 So, yes, the British monarchy is strange and outdated and an endless gristmill for tabloid gossip. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 5 May 2023 His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 12 July 2021 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 | Bcarlton@al.com, al, 24 Feb. 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'gristmill.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gristmill was in 1602

Dictionary Entries Near gristmill

Cite this Entry

“Gristmill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gristmill. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

gristmill

noun
grist·​mill ˈgrist-ˌmil How to pronounce gristmill (audio)
: a mill for grinding grain
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!