Vat
Vat Vat, n. [A dialectic form for fat, OE. fat, AS. f[ae]t; akin to D. vat, OS. fat, G. fass, OHG. faz, Icel. & Sw. fat, Dan. fad, Lith. p?das a pot, and probably to G. fassen to seize, to contain, OHG. fazz?n, D. vatten. Cf. {Fat} a vat.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for holding in an immature state, chemical preparations for dyeing, or for tanning, or for tanning leather, or the like. [1913 Webster]

Let him produce his vase and tubs, in opposition to heaps of arms and standards. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. A measure for liquids, and also a dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectoliter of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States. [1913 Webster]

Note: The old Dutch grain vat averaged 0.762 Winchester bushel. The old London coal vat contained 9 bushels. The solid-measurement vat of Amsterdam contains 40 cubic feet; the wine vat, 241.57 imperial gallons, and the vat for olive oil, 225.45 imperial gallons. [1913 Webster]

3. (Metal.) (a) A wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances in. (b) A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry. [1913 Webster]

4. (R. C. Ch.) A vessel for holding holy water. [1913 Webster]


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