ingot

noun
in·​got | \ ˈiŋ-gət How to pronounce ingot (audio) \

Definition of ingot

1 : a mass of metal cast into a convenient shape for storage or transportation to be later processed
2 : a mold in which metal is cast

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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).

Examples of ingot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gas cap, which looks like an ingot, is in fact plastic. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Bentley Flying Spur Coddles Passengers, Rewards Drivers," 7 July 2020 The slurry’s job was to shape and mold chunks of uranium called ingots. cincinnati.com, "Death, lies and uranium: How an Ohio man’s mysterious disappearance in 1984 still haunts family, friends," 17 Mar. 2020 Earlier this month, scientists in Mexico City confirmed that a gold bar found on a construction site is one of the ingots discarded by Cortés and his fleeing conquistadors almost exactly 500 years ago. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "Royal Treasures, Lost and Found," 23 Jan. 2020 To either add salt to the slurry or to drop in the ingots, a hefty hoist had to lift off the hefty lid. cincinnati.com, "Death, lies and uranium: How an Ohio man’s mysterious disappearance in 1984 still haunts family, friends," 17 Mar. 2020 Those bones, incidentally, were milled from 7,000 pounds of aluminum ingots, work done secretly at other GM facilities. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "'Flying Car Mode' and other secrets of the 2020 Corvette Stingray," 21 Feb. 2020 Before uranium ingots could be lowered into the slurry, that lid had to come off via a crane stationed in Plant 6. cincinnati.com, "Accused podcast, Season 3, Chapter 6: Last day laid bare," 14 Jan. 2020 The accompanying paperwork identified the ingots, some with stamped labels partially scratched off, as Venezuelan central-bank property, says a senior Ugandan police officer who saw the bars and documents. Nicholas Bariyo, WSJ, "How 7.4 Tons of Venezuela’s Gold Landed in Africa—and Vanished," 18 June 2019 Ugandan police seized the other 3.6 tons, ingots stamped with labels identifying them as Venezuelan central-bank property, says the senior officer who saw them. Nicholas Bariyo, WSJ, "How 7.4 Tons of Venezuela’s Gold Landed in Africa—and Vanished," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of ingot

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for ingot

Middle English, perhaps modification of Middle French lingot ingot of metal, incorrectly divided as l'ingot, as if from le the

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The first known use of ingot was in the 14th century

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10 Jul 2020

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“Ingot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ingot. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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ingot

noun
How to pronounce ingot (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ingot

: 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

noun
in·​got | \ ˈiŋ-gət How to pronounce ingot (audio) \

Kids Definition of ingot

: a mass of metal cast into a shape that is easy to handle or store

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