A machine that processes materials by grinding or crushing; SYN. grinder.
ETYM AS. cweorn, cwyrn; akin to Dutch kweern, Old High Germ. quirn, Icel. kvern, Swed. qvarn, Dan. quaern, Goth. qairnus (in asiluqaírnus), Lith. qěrnos, and perh. Eng. corn.
A primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand.
Stone mill worked by hand.
Hand-power grinding mill.