hammer mill

noun

: a grinder or crusher in which materials are broken up by hammers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Frohnauer Hammer, a 17th-century hammer mill museum in Frohnau, Germany, has been welcoming visitors since 1953. Jenna Kunze, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Sep. 2022 Recently, Peterson added to his operation a hammer mill designed to turn mesquite beans into flour. Laura Latzko, The Arizona Republic, 9 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hammer mill was in 1610

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“Hammer mill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammer%20mill. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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