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puddling

[puhd-ling]
noun
  1. the act of a person or thing that puddles.
  2. Metallurgy. the act or process of melting pig iron in a reverberatory furnace (puddling furnace) and converting it into wrought iron.
  3. the act or method of making puddle.
  4. puddle(def 3).
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Origin of puddling

First recorded in 1750–60; puddle + -ing1
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Examples from the Web for puddling-furnace

Historical Examples

  • He saw how phosphorus was removed in the puddling-furnace, and he now tried to do the same thing in his converter.

    Stories of Invention

    Edward E. Hale


British Dictionary definitions for puddling-furnace

puddling

noun
  1. a process for converting pig iron into wrought iron by heating it with ferric oxide in a furnace to oxidize the carbon
  2. building trades the process of making a puddle
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