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[mel-ter] /ˈmɛl tər/
a person or thing that melts.
a person in charge of a steelmaking furnace.
Origin of melter
First recorded in 1525-35; melt1 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The melter was a small tank through which ran a coil of steam pipes.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • "You need not go up if you don't feel like it," said the melter.

  • "It would serve the brute right if I killed him," roared the melter.

  • "If he comes against us we'll make him alight and strip the 'tin' off his jacket to go to the melter's," said Nicholas.

  • Every melter and maker of wax from honeycombs shall put his mark on every piece of his wax to be sold.

  • Nick broke the ingot in two blows, and Fred and the melter consulted over the fragments.

    Steel Charles Rumford Walker
  • "I'm the Pig," answered the melter, his red face wrinkling into a grin, which was quickly smoothed out as if the effort hurt him.

  • The melter came out of his shanty; he had had a sleep since the last furnace tapped.

    Steel Charles Rumford Walker
  • I asked a short Italian, with a blazing face and weeping eyes, where the melter was.

    Steel Charles Rumford Walker

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