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arc furnace

a furnace in which heat is generated by an electric arc. Unabridged
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  • Elihu Thomson's process of welding by means of the arc furnace found wide and varied applications.

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British Dictionary definitions for arc furnace

arc furnace

a furnace in which the charge is heated by an electric arc
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