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

  • n. An apparatus for smelting.
  • n. An establishment for smelting.
  • n. One who is engaged in the smelting industry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who or that which smelts:

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, smelts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is engaged in smelting, or who works in an establishment where ores are smelted.
  • n. In the Cordilleran region, smelting-works.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an industrial plant for smelting


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