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- n. A forge in which wrought iron is made straight from ore.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A furnace and forge in which wrought iron in the form of blooms is made directly from the ore, or (more rarely) from cast iron.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An establishment in which wrought-iron is made by the direct process, that is, from the ore directly, or without having been first produced in the form of cast-iron.
From bloom (“metal, see etym.3”) + -ery (Wiktionary)