from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A furnace, usually vertical, or a so-called shaft-furnace, in which ores are smelted by the aid of a blast of air. See
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- noun a furnace in which
iron oreis smeltedto iron; the process being intensifiedby a blast of hot air
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- noun a furnace for smelting of iron from iron oxide ores; combustion is intensified by a blast of air
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