pig bed

  1. a bed of sand for molding pigs into which molten metal is poured.

Origin of pig bed

First recorded in 1815–25

Words Nearby pig bed

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How to use pig bed in a sentence

  • They stood for a while in the cast house, watching a keeper rolling and preparing the pig bed for the evening flow.

    The Three Black Pennys | Joseph Hergesheimer

British Dictionary definitions for pig bed

pig bed

  1. a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast

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