tundish

[tuhn-dish]

noun Metallurgy.

(in a vacuum induction furnace) a trough through which molten metal flows under vacuum to a mold chamber.
Also called pouring box, pouring basket, pouring basin. a refractory-lined vessel having holes for distributing metal being teemed into ingot molds.

Nearby words

  1. tun.,
  2. tuna,
  3. tunable,
  4. tunbridge ware,
  5. tunbridge wells,
  6. tundra,
  7. tundra swan,
  8. tune,
  9. tune in,
  10. tune out

Origin of tundish

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at tun, dish

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