Definition of post mill in English:

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post mill

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chiefly historical
A windmill supported by a post on which it pivots to catch the wind.
Example sentences
  • There are three types of wind mill; an example of the oldest, the post mill, is pictured here.
  • Garboldisham post mill was probably erected in the late 1700s and a piece of the original woodwork bears the inscription WR 1780
  • It is the largest post mill in Sussex, and is unique in that it is fitted with Hammond's Patent Sweep Governor, a feature previously fitted to Jack Mill, Clayton.

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