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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that gags, as a piece of metal used to keep the core in position in a foundry mold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of iron embedded in the sand of a mold to keep the sand in place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who gags.
  • n. A piece of iron imbedded in the sand of a mold to keep the sand in place.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who gags.
  • n. In molding: A tool used to lift the sand from a flask.
  • n. An iron so shaped that when placed in a mold it keeps the sand from breaking apart.
  • n. An iron used to hold in position the core of a mold. Also called chapelet and grain.

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