smelter

[ smel-ter ]
/ ˈsmɛl tər /

noun

a person or thing that smelts.
a person who owns or works in a place where ores are smelted.
a place where ores are smelted.

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Origin of smelter

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at smelt1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for smelter

smelter
/ (ˈsmɛltə) /

noun

a person engaged in smelting
Also called: smeltery (ˈsmɛltərɪ) an industrial plant in which smelting is carried out
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