bell and hopper


Definition of bell and hopper

: an apparatus at the top of a blast furnace consisting of a large hopper closed by a cone which is pulled up from below by the apex and through which the charge may be introduced without escape of the gases

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“Bell and hopper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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