American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Geology A chemical sediment or crust, as of porous silica, deposited by a mineral spring.
- n. A mass formed by sintering.
- v. To cause (metallic powder, for example) to form a coherent mass by heating without melting.
- v. To form a coherent mass by heating without melting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Silicious or calcareous matter deposited by springs. The sinter deposited from hot springs is generally silicious; that from cold ones is often calcareous. Among the former there are many varieties, from the very compact to the very crumbly. When pure they are perfectly colorless; but deposits of this kind are often colored by iron and other metallic oxids, so that they exhibit various tints of red and yellow. Calcareous sinter is usually more or less porous in structure, and often concentrically laminated. This material occurs occasionally in sufficient quantity to form an important building-stone, as in Italy, where calcareous sinter is called
travertino. See travertine.
- n. An obsolete form of center.
- To compact or become compacted together by partial fusion, so as to resemble sinter. See sintering.
- n. geology An alluvial sediment deposited by a mineral spring.
- n. A mass formed by sintering.
- n. A mixture of iron ore and fluxes added to a blast furnace.
- v. To compact and heat a powder to form a solid mass.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) Dross, as of iron; the scale which files from iron when hammered; -- applied as a name to various minerals.
- v. cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting
- From German Sinter. (Wiktionary)
- German, from Middle High German, dross, metal slag, from Old High German. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Where, however, the temperature is high, some part of the deposit, even a little gold, may be laid down just about the spring in the deposits known as sinter, which are often formed at such places.”
“A couple of years ago I did my very first reading at the Bauer Museum of Art. I'd written a short literary piece about my experiences working as a laborer in a sinter plant, and the theme of the new exhibit was Big Steel.”
“Using microwaves to sinter a mold can get many shapes, whether flat plates, beams, or other structural elements.”
“Regardless of how you grow, spin, forge or sinter new space habitats there will be a need for large high-tech components from Earth built as stackable modules. keny”
“The equally owned plant would use Kobe's ITmk3 technology, which dispenses with coke ovens, sinter plants and blast furnaces, and uses iron-ore fines and non-coking coal to produce iron nuggets.”
“Sparrows also has reactivated its sinter plant, which captures the iron out of waste products.”
“I'd written a short literary piece about my experiences working as a laborer in a sinter plant, and the theme of the new exhibit was Big Steel.”
“That's what I weighed back when I was a laborer in the sinter plant, and I was in good shape back then.”
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