gan·​is·​ter ˈga-nə-stər How to pronounce ganister (audio)
variants or less commonly gannister
: a fine-grained quartzite used in the manufacture of refractory brick

Word History


of obscure origin

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ganister was in 1811

Dictionary Entries Near ganister

Cite this Entry

“Ganister.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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