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tundish

[ tuhn-dish ]
/ ˈtʌnˌdɪʃ /
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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.
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Origin of tundish

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