bag·​house | \ ˈbag-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce baghouse (audio) \

Definition of baghouse

: a device or facility in which particulates are removed from a stream of exhaust gases (as from a blast furnace) as the stream passes through a large cloth bag also : the bag used to filter the gas stream

Examples of baghouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1973, a fire broke out at Bunker Hill and destroyed part of the baghouse—the main pollution-control system for the lead smelter. Sena Christian, Newsweek, "Bunker Hill Superfund Site Is Still a Toxic Mess, With Legacy of Suffering," 12 June 2016

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First Known Use of baghouse

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Baghouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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