noun \ˈiŋ-gət\

: a solid piece of metal that has been formed into a particular shape (such as a brick) so that it is easy to handle or store

Full Definition of INGOT

:  a mold in which metal is cast
:  a mass of metal cast into a convenient shape for storage or transportation to be later processed

Origin of INGOT

Middle English, perhaps modification of Middle French lingot ingot of metal, incorrectly divided as l'ingot, as if from le the
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Metals and Metallurgy Terms

assay, bloom, bullion, ductile, malleable, patina, plate, temper, tensile


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Mass of metal cast into a size and shape such as a bar, plate, or sheet convenient to store, transport, and work into a semifinished or finished product. The term also refers to a mold in which metal is so cast. Steel ingots range in size from small rectangular blocks weighing a few pounds (or kilograms) to huge, tapered, octagonal masses weighing more than 500 tons (450 metric tons).


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