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ingot

[ ing-guht ]
/ ˈɪŋ gət /
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noun

a mass of metal cast in a convenient form for shaping, remelting, or refining.

verb (used with object)

to make ingots of; shape into ingots.

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Origin of ingot

1350–1400; Middle English: literally, (something) poured in, equivalent to in-in-1 + got(e) a stream, Old English *gota, akin to gēotan to flow; cognate with German giessen,Gothic giutan,Old Norse gjōta to pour
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British Dictionary definitions for ingot

ingot
/ (ˈɪŋɡət) /

noun

a piece of cast metal obtained from a mould in a form suitable for storage, transporting, and further use

verb

(tr) to shape (metal) into ingots
C14: perhaps from in- ² + Old English goten, past participle of geotan to pour
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