Wedge furnace

\ ˈwej- \

Definition of Wedge furnace

: a mechanical shaft furnace for roasting ore that has several hearths one above the other and rabbles attached to a central revolving shaft

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History and Etymology for Wedge furnace

after Utley Wedge, its inventor

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“Wedge furnace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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