smelter
noun Date: 15th century one that smelts: a. a worker who smelts ore b. an owner or operator of a smeltery c. (or smeltery) an establishment for smelting

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  • smelter — UK US /ˈsmeltər/ US  / ṱɚ/ noun [C] PRODUCTION ► a machine for taking metal out of rock by smelting it (= heating it to a very high temperature), or a factory that uses these machines: »The company has three copper mines and a smelter in Arizona …   Financial and business terms

  • Smelter — Smelt er, n. One who, or that which, smelts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smelter — mid 15c., agent noun from SMELT (Cf. smelt) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • smelter — n. pl. smelteries [smel′tər] n. 1. one engaged in the work or business of smelting 2. a place where smelting is done: also smeltery n. smelteries …   English World dictionary

  • smelter — noun a) A machine used to smelt metal. Throw the scrap in the smelter so we can melt it down and reuse it. b) A place where smelting is done. Well take the scrap to the smelter and get some money for it …   Wiktionary

  • smelter — UK [ˈsmeltə(r)] / US [ˈsmeltər] noun [countable] Word forms smelter : singular smelter plural smelters a furnace used for heating rock to remove the metal that it contains, or a factory where this is done …   English dictionary

  • smelter — [[t]sme̱ltə(r)[/t]] smelters N COUNT A smelter is a container for smelting metal …   English dictionary

  • smelter — /ˈsmɛltə/ (say smeltuh) noun 1. someone or something that smelts. 2. the owner of, or a worker in, a smelter (def. 3). 3. a place or establishment where ores are smelted. {smelt1 + er1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • smelter — lydkrosnė statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Metalų, stiklo, bazalto ir kitų medžiagų lydymo krosnis. atitikmenys: angl. melting furnace; smelter; smelting furnace vok. Schmelzofen, m rus. плавильная печь, f pranc. four à …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • smelter — lydkrosnė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Metalų, stiklo, bazalto ir kitų medžiagų lydymo krosnis. atitikmenys: angl. melting furnace; smelter; smelting furnace rus. плавильная печь …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • smelter — Ⅰ. smelt [1] ► VERB ▪ extract (metal) from its ore by a process involving heating and melting. DERIVATIVES smelter noun. ORIGIN Dutch, Low German smelten. Ⅱ. smelt [3] …   English terms dictionary

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