noun in·got \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
INGOT Defined for Kids


noun in·got \ˈiŋ-gət\

Definition of INGOT for Kids

:  a mass of metal cast into a shape that is easy to handle or store


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