taphole

[tap-hohl]
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noun Metallurgy.

a hole in a blast furnace, steelmaking furnace, etc., through which molten metal or slag is tapped off.

Origin of taphole

First recorded in 1585–95; tap2 + hole
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taphole

noun

a hole in a furnace for running off molten metal or slag
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