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mini- +‎ mill


minimill (plural minimills)

  1. (business) A small mill, especially a steel mill using electric-arc furnaces only for steelmaking.
    • 2007 January 3, The Associated Press, “Nucor Agrees to Buy Harris Steel of Canada for $1.07 Billion”, in New York Times[1]:
      Nucor, which makes steel from recycled metal at its minimill operations across the United States, said the deal would broaden its geographic reach and give it opportunities to grow.