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Definition of "gristmill" [grist•mill]

  • A mill for grinding grain. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gristmill" in a sentence
  • "Somehow or other he heard that there was a place on Swift River called the gristmill, where there was almost all the wheat in the world -- at least that is what Frisky heard."
  • "In 1814, three clerks stuffed it into a linen sack and carried it to a gristmill in Virginia, which was fortunate, because the British burned Washington down."
  • "Each of them has the power to exert enormous influence over the gristmill through which government funding is pulverized into short and long term support."