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

Definition of gristmill

: a mill for grinding grain

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Recent Examples on the Web Top stops include Grass Roots Antiques, at 12 Main St. North, with a consignment annex, and Mill House, a 17th-century former gristmill, now filled with English and French furniture and custom pieces. Pamela Wright,, "When in Connecticut, head for the Hills," 28 Aug. 2019 The Mill’’ — was carved out of a gristmill that operated throughout the 19th century, grinding cornmeal for the state’s famous pancakes. Real Estate, "For $1.4 million, live in a R.I. mill where cornmeal, sermons were the daily grind," 26 July 2019 Rooms in the Lakeside, Hunt Club, and Ednam buildings have private outdoor space, while the Main Inn is housed in an historic gristmill and has the architectural details to match. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Washington, D.C.," 24 July 2018 Regulation of gristmill pricing foreshadowed future government regulation of utilities. Rachel Riederer, The New Republic, "Can Rivers Be People Too?," 9 May 2018 Such ponds collected water at high tide, then channeled it across a water wheel to power gristmills. Courtney Humphries,, "Boston vs. the rising tide," 28 Apr. 2018 That seemed too impersonal for the little restaurant in a former gristmill. Devra First,, "Popular Maine restaurant the Lost Kitchen now takes reservations only by snail mail," 19 Mar. 2018 That’s why these factories are known as maquiladoras—loosely, gristmills. Lauren Etter,, "The Godfather of Mexican Manufacturing Couldn’t Care Less About Donald Trump," 13 Oct. 2017 The gristmill sources grain from local farmers to create some of the region’s best stone-ground flours, proving the rye flour for Tandem Bakery’s addictive frangipane tarts and quinoa fruit crisps. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "The New Frontier of Dessert Is Local Flour," 5 Oct. 2017

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1602, in the meaning defined above

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“Gristmill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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: a mill for grinding grain

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