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  1. a person or thing that melts.
  2. a person in charge of a steelmaking furnace.
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Origin of melter

First recorded in 1525–35; melt1 + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for melter

Historical Examples

  • The melter was a small tank through which ran a coil of steam pipes.

    The Home of the Blizzard

    Douglas Mawson

  • "You need not go up if you don't feel like it," said the melter.

  • "It would serve the brute right if I killed him," roared the melter.

  • "If he comes against us we'll make him alight and strip the 'tin' off his jacket to go to the melter's," said Nicholas.

  • Every melter and maker of wax from honeycombs shall put his mark on every piece of his wax to be sold.