foundry

[ foun-dree ]
/ ˈfaʊn dri /

noun, plural found·ries.

an establishment for producing castings in molten metal.
the act or process of founding or casting metal.
the category of metal objects made by founding; castings.

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Origin of foundry

From the French word fonderie, dating back to 1595–1605. See found3, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for foundry

foundry
/ (ˈfaʊndrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a place in which metal castings are produced
the science or practice of casting metal
cast-metal articles collectively

Word Origin for foundry

C17: from Old French fonderie, from fondre; see found ³
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