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shot tower

noun
1.
a tower from the top of which finely divided streams of molten lead are dropped down a central well, breaking up into spherical drops during their fall to be quenched and hardened in a tank of water at the bottom.
Origin of shot tower
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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shot tower

noun
1.
a building formerly used in the production of shot, in which molten lead was graded and dropped from a great height into water, thus cooling it and forming the shot
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