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tundish

[tuhn-dish]
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noun Metallurgy.
  1. (in a vacuum induction furnace) a trough through which molten metal flows under vacuum to a mold chamber.
  2. Also called pouring box, pouring basket, pouring basin. a refractory-lined vessel having holes for distributing metal being teemed into ingot molds.

Origin of tundish

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at tun, dish
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