forehearth

[ fawr-hahrth, fohr- ]

noun
  1. (in a blast furnace or cupola) a reservoir for iron or slag, accessible through a door at hearth level.

Origin of forehearth

1
First recorded in 1880–85; fore- + hearth

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How to use forehearth in a sentence

  • L—The master stands at the other furnace and prepares the forehearth by ramming it with two rammers.

    De Re Metallica | Georgius Agricola
  • At the first stands the smelter, who with a ladle pours the alloy out of the forehearth into the moulds.

    De Re Metallica | Georgius Agricola
  • G—The forehearth crucible: one-half inside is to be seen open in the other furnace.

    De Re Metallica | Georgius Agricola
  • Then the same assistant throws a little powdered charcoal into the pit of the forehearth and sprinkles it with pulverised earth.

    De Re Metallica | Georgius Agricola
  • When the alloy has been poured out of the forehearth, the smelter foreman and the mine captain weigh the cakes.

    De Re Metallica | Georgius Agricola