Definition of ingot
1 : a mold in which metal is cast
2 : a mass of metal cast into a convenient shape for storage or transportation to be later processed
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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).
Origin and Etymology of ingot
Middle English, perhaps modification of Medieval French lingot ingot of metal, incorrectly divided as l'ingot, as if from le the
First Known Use: 14th century
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
Definition of ingot for Students
: a mass of metal cast into a shape that is easy to handle or store
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