Gannister
Ganister Gan"is*ter, Gannister Gan"nis*ter, n. (Mech.) A refractory material consisting of crushed or ground siliceous stone, mixed with fire clay; -- used for lining Bessemer converters; also used for macadamizing roads. [1913 Webster]

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  • gannister — [gan′is tər] n. alt. sp. of GANISTER * * * gan·nis·ter (gănʹĭ stər) n. Variant of ganister. * * * …   Universalium

  • gannister — [gan′is tər] n. alt. sp. of GANISTER …   English World dictionary

  • gannister — noun see ganister * * * gannister var. ganister …   Useful english dictionary

  • gannister — noun see ganister …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gannister — gan·nis·ter …   English syllables

  • Ganister — Gan is*ter, Gannister Gan nis*ter, n. (Mech.) A refractory material consisting of crushed or ground siliceous stone, mixed with fire clay; used for lining Bessemer converters; also used for macadamizing roads. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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