Puddling
Puddling Pud"dling, n. 1. (Hydraul. Engin.) (a) The process of working clay, loam, pulverized ore, etc., with water, to render it compact, or impervious to liquids; also, the process of rendering anything impervious to liquids by means of puddled material. (b) Puddle. See {Puddle}, n., 2. [1913 Webster]

2. (Metal.) The art or process of converting cast iron into wrought iron or steel by subjecting it to intense heat and frequent stirring in a reverberatory furnace in the presence of oxidizing substances, by which it is freed from a portion of its carbon and other impurities. [1913 Webster]

{Puddling furnace}, a reverberatory furnace in which cast iron is converted into wrought iron or into steel by puddling. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • puddling — [pud′liŋ, pud′ l iŋ] n. [< PUDDLE] 1. the process of working clay, etc. into a puddle 2. the process of making wrought iron from pig iron by heating and stirring it in the presence of oxidizing agents …   English World dictionary

  • Puddling — Puddle Pud dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Puddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Puddling}.] 1. To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water). [1913 Webster] Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puddling — /pud ling/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that puddles. 2. Metall. the act or process of melting pig iron in a reverberatory furnace (puddling furnace) and converting it into wrought iron. 3. the act or method of making puddle. 4. puddle… …   Universalium

  • puddling — noun Date: 1839 the process of converting pig iron into wrought iron or rarely steel by subjecting it to heat and frequent stirring in a furnace in the presence of oxidizing substances …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Puddling — Das Puddelverfahren ist ein Verfahren zur Herstellung von Stahl aus Roheisen. Im Puddelverfahren erzeugtes schmiedbares Eisen heißt auch Schmiedeeisen, wenn dieses Material härtbar ist, heißt es auch Schmiedestahl. Erfunden hat das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • puddling — noun a) The action of making a puddle. b) The act of lining a canal with puddle to make it watertight …   Wiktionary

  • puddling — Смотри Пудлингование …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • puddling — pud·dle || pÊŒdl n. small pool of water or liquid; mud; pool of foul stagnant water v. mix, muddle; muddy, dirty, pollute; roll about in the mud; stir metallic steel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • puddling —    A technique of creating even density and eliminating air bubbles in a mix of wet concrete by pushing a rod up and down through the mass …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • puddling — noun chiefly historical stir (molten iron) with iron oxide in a furnace, to produce wrought iron by oxidizing carbon. → puddle …   English new terms dictionary

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