forehearth

[ fawr-hahrth, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌhɑrθ, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun

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

Origin of forehearth

First recorded in 1880–85; fore- + hearth
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