blast furnace

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of blast furnace

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

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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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