Dam plate
Dam Dam, n. [Akin to OLG., D., & Dan. dam, G. & Sw. damm, Icel. dammr, and AS. fordemman to stop up, Goth. Fa['u]rdammjan.] 1. A barrier to prevent the flow of a liquid; esp., a bank of earth, or wall of any kind, as of masonry or wood, built across a water course, to confine and keep back flowing water. [1913 Webster]

2. (Metal.) A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace. [1913 Webster]

{Dam plate} (Blast Furnace), an iron plate in front of the dam, to strengthen it. [1913 Webster]


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