pig bed


noun Metallurgy.

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

Nearby words

  1. piezometry,
  2. pif,
  3. piffle,
  4. piffling,
  5. pig,
  6. pig boiling,
  7. pig dog,
  8. pig fern,
  9. pig in a poke,
  10. pig iron

Origin of pig bed

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for pig bed

pig bed

noun

a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
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