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pig bed

noun Metallurgy.

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


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Nearby words

piezometry, pif, piffle, piffling, pig, pig bed, pig boiling, pig dog, pig fern, pig in a poke, pig iron

Origin of pig bed

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pig bed

pig bed


a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
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