1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.
2. A milling machine.
3. Zool. (a) A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also moth miller. (b) The eagle ray. (c) The hen harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
Miller's thumb. Zool. (a) A small fresh-water fish of the genus Uranidea (formerly Cottus), as the European species (Uranidea gobio), and the American (Uranidea gracilis); -- called also bullhead. (b) A small bird, as the gold-crest, chiff-chaff, and long-tailed tit. [Prov. Eng.]
n 1: United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
[syn: Glenn Miller, Alton Glenn Miller]
2: United States novelist whose novels were originally banned
as pornographic (1891-1980) [syn: Henry Miller, Henry
3: United States playwright (born 1915) [syn: Arthur Miller]
4: someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
5: machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is
fed against rotating cutters that shape it [syn: milling
6: any of various moths that have powdery wings [syn: moth