sinking 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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  • Sinking head — Sinking Sink ing, a. & n. from {Sink}. [1913 Webster] {Sinking fund}. See under {Fund}. {Sinking head} (Founding), a riser from which the mold is fed as the casting shrinks. See {Riser}, n., 4. {Sinking pump}, a pump which can be lowered in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Sinking — Sink ing, a. & n. from {Sink}. [1913 Webster] {Sinking fund}. See under {Fund}. {Sinking head} (Founding), a riser from which the mold is fed as the casting shrinks. See {Riser}, n., 4. {Sinking pump}, a pump which can be lowered in a well or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sinking fund — Sinking Sink ing, a. & n. from {Sink}. [1913 Webster] {Sinking fund}. See under {Fund}. {Sinking head} (Founding), a riser from which the mold is fed as the casting shrinks. See {Riser}, n., 4. {Sinking pump}, a pump which can be lowered in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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