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]

2. (a) To make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working when wet, so as to render impervious to water. (b) To make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to apply puddle to. [1913 Webster]

3. To subject to the process of puddling, as iron, so as to convert it from the condition of cast iron to that of wrought iron. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

{Puddled steel}, steel made directly from cast iron by a modification of the puddling process. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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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