- 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.
Origin of foundry
Examples from the Web for foundry
Historical Examples of foundry
It was all in the evening papers, and he had been dismissed from his time-keeping at the foundry.The Christian
They have done more; they have bought up the lease of the Foundry, and sent it out to me.A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
Morgan's foundry and Orth's brewery were just on the other side of us.Old Rail Fence Corners
The bed he lies in was sawed and planed by a machine, or cast in a foundry.The Voice of the Machines
Gerald Stanley Lee
Nadia studied the foundry for a moment, interested, but unimpressed.Spacehounds of IPC
Edward Elmer Smith
- a place in which metal castings are produced
- the science or practice of casting metal
- cast-metal articles collectively
Word Origin for foundry
c.1600, from French fonderei, from fondre "to cast" (see found (v.2)).