Meaning of merchant mill in English:

merchant mill

Pronunciation /ˈməːtʃ(ə)nt mɪl/

noun

  • 1US, North American historical A mill engaged in the purchase and grinding of grain and its resale as flour, etc. Compare custom mill .

  • 2US A rolling mill producing iron or steel, especially in special shapes and sizes designed to meet the requirements of a particular market.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in New York Mercury. From merchant + mill.