Shrinking head
Shrinking Shrink"ing, a. & n. from {Shrink}. [1913 Webster]

{Shrinking head} (Founding), a body of molten metal connected with a mold for the purpose of supplying metal to compensate for the shrinkage of the casting; -- called also {sinking head}, and {riser}. [1913 Webster]


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