Recent Examples of ingot from the Web
The ingots that emerged from the smelter were more uniform, stronger, and less brittle–the best steel that Europe, and perhaps the world, had ever seen.
Chilean seabass proved that point, a glazed ingot of pearled fish with overtones of pineapple and citrus resting on fried rice with lump crab.
Bound aluminum ingots at a foundry in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, operated by United Co. Rusal.
Before creation itself, there were six singularities, then the universe exploded into existence and the remnants of this system were forged into ingots.
The Aviator concept’s grille is spectacular, made up of little chrome ingots jutting out from the now familiar Lincoln nose.
For now, the company churns out only a few ingots per day, far from the 50,000 metric tons it's vowed to produce by 2022 - about 4.5 percent of global primary production in 2017.
Preliminary reports suggest that more than 172 ingots weighing 3 tons, more than 6,000 pounds, showered the ground below.
To help perpetuate the fraud, organizers showed customers the glistening inside of a vault which appeared to hold their gold ingots.
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An ingot is a mass of metal that has been cast into a size and shape (such as a bar, plate, or sheet) that is convenient to store, transport, and work into a semi-finished or finished product. The term also refers to a mold in which metal is so cast. Steel ingots range in size from small rectangular blocks weighing a few pounds (or kilograms) to huge, tapered, octagonal masses weighing more than 500 tons (450 metric tons).
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What It Is
An ingot is a material -- usually metal -- that has been formed into a shape that eases its transportation.
How It Works
Gold nuggets are hard to count, inconvenient to weigh and difficult to transport. Melting the gold and forming it into bars makes things much more convenient. Below is an image of gold ingots from the Federal Reserve.
Note that ingots don't always have to be bars; the idea simply is to condense and organize the material, as many cultures have done for thousands of years.
Why It Matters
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York provides, among other things, gold storage for foreign governments and central banks. This gold is in the form of bars, which allows the bank to weigh it, stack it, and move it easily. In the United States, the Federal Reserve creates gold bars in three locations: Denver, San Francisco and New York. As of 2012, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York housed approximately 530,000 gold bars weighing a total of 6,700 tons. The gold is stored in a series of metal cages, each one dedicated to a separate account holder.
INGOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ingot for English Language Learners
: a solid piece of metal that has been formed into a particular shape (such as a brick) so that it is easy to handle or store
INGOT Defined for Kids
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