Definition of custom mill in English:

custom mill


  • 1A mill belonging to a feudal lord at which tenants are obliged to grind their grain, paying a proportion as tax. Compare customary mill. Now historical and rare.

  • 2A mill which grinds grain for private or individual customers; opposed to merchant mill. Now historical.

  • 3Mining. An independent mill which processes ore purchased from other mines.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Norden (c1547–1625), cartographer. From custom + mill.


custom mill

/ˈkʌstəm ˌmɪl/