mill run

noun

Definition of mill run

1 : a test of the mineral contents of rock or ore by actual milling
2 : millrace
3 : the salable lumber output of a sawmill
4 : the common run of an article passing through a mill
5 : something or someone average, ordinary, or mediocre
  • an unpredictable kind of man, very different from the mill run of us down here
  • —Angus Mowat

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mill-run

adjective

Definition of mill-run

: being in the state in which it comes from a run in a mill : ungraded and usually uninspected
  • mill-run steel
  • mill-run cloth

Origin and Etymology of mill-run

mill run


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mill-run

transitive verb

Definition of mill-run

: to yield (so much weight or worth of precious metal per ton of ore) at a mill run

Origin and Etymology of mill-run

mill run


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