American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A furnace in which combustion is intensified by a blast of air, especially a furnace for smelting iron by blowing air through a hot mixture of ore, coke, and flux.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A furnace, usually vertical, or a so-called shaft-furnace, in which ores are smelted by the aid of a blast of air. See furnace.
- n. a furnace in which iron ore is smelted to iron; the process being intensified by a blast of hot air
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a furnace, usually a shaft furnace for smelting ores, into which air is forced by pressure.
- n. a furnace for smelting of iron from iron oxide ores; combustion is intensified by a blast of air
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