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taphole

[ tap-hohl ]

noun

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


taphole

/ ˈtæpˌhəʊl /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of taphole1

First recorded in 1585–95; tap 2 + hole
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Example Sentences

At last the Squire grew weary of standing there with his finger in the taphole, so he took it out.

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