[fawr-hahrth, fohr-]


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

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Origin of forehearth

First recorded in 1880–85; fore- + hearth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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