blast furnace

noun

Definition of blast furnace

  1. :  a furnace in which combustion is forced by a current of air under pressure; especially :  one for the reduction of iron ore

First Known Use of blast furnace

1706


BLAST FURNACE Defined for English Language Learners

blast furnace

noun

Definition of blast furnace for English Language Learners

  • : a large structure in which rock containing a metal is melted so that the metal can be separated from the rock


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