noun Metallurgy.

a mixture of graphite and slag separated from and floating on the surface of molten pig iron or cast iron as it cools.
dross on the surface of molten lead.

Origin of kish

1805–15; < German Kies gravel, pyrites; akin to Old English cisel gravel




an ancient Sumerian and Akkadian city: its site is 8 miles (13 km) east of the site of Babylon in S Iraq. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of kish

  • “I was eating, sleeping and, excuse me, peeing in the same place,” al Kish says with a look of shame.

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Historical Examples of kish

British Dictionary definitions for kish



metallurgy graphite formed on the surface of molten iron that contains a large amount of carbon

Word Origin for kish

C19: perhaps changed from German Kies gravel; related to Old High German kisil pebble
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