Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who melts; specifically, the official in a mint who superintends the melting of gold and silver for coining.
- n. A furnace, pot, or crucible used for melting any substance; a melting-pot: as, a melter for combining the ingredients in the manufacture of sealing-wax.
- n. Same as milter.
- n. A person or thing that melts.
- n. Specifically, a furnace used for melting iron in a foundry, or a laborer who operates such a furnace.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, melts.
- n. a worker who melts substances (metal or wax etc.)
- melt + -er (Wiktionary)
“The subcontract was awarded to Northrop by the Washington Savannah River Co. for work for the Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. The two-and-a-half year project will include the fabrication, assembly, piping, wiring, and testing of a water-cooled, stainless steel pressure vessel called a melter, which is used to convert liquid nuclear waste into a solid glass form suitable for long-term storage and disposal.”
“Naperville joins big cities such Minneapolis, which calls their melter the "Snow Dragon," and New York City, which has 36 melters.”
“_Geotere_ is the A. - S. word for "melter;" but may not the term be applied to the pourer out of anything?”
“The chief furnace-man, or "melter," in a steel plant, judges the course of the refining process by casting small test ingots from time to time, breaking them and examining the fracture.”
“We know how the windows were taken out, how the glass appropriated, how the 'melter' accompanied the visitors to run the lead upon the roofs, and the metal of the bells into portable forms.”
“We know how the windows were taken out, how the glass appropriated, how the "melter" accompanied the visitors to run the lead upon the roofs, and the metal of the bells into portable forms.”
“You can't mark it up intentionally or deface money - magicians getting you to sign a coin for a magic trick will be convicted before a "melter" would.”
“TIP: If you have a lock that is getting hard to open or the key is getting stuck - light a birthday candle and let the melter wax drop onto the side of your key.”
“I know that all I was taught in school (when it came to handycrafts) were silly boy-things, such as sawing, cutting wires and the best of all: making a PVC-melter. (anyone ever had a use for a pvc melter? ask me, I'll make one for you .. * lol*)”
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