bott

[ bot ]
/ bɒt /

noun

Metallurgy. a conical knob, mounted on a rod, for stopping temporarily the flow of molten metal or slag from a blast furnace or cupola.

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Origin of bott

1875–80; perhaps special use of dial. bot (now obsolete) iron tool for marking sheep, itself special use of Middle English botte (variant of bat1) shepherd's crook
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bott
/ (bɒt) /

noun

a variant spelling of bot 1
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