puddling

noun pud·dling \ ˈpəd-liŋ , ˈpə-dᵊl-iŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of puddling

:the process of converting pig iron into wrought iron or rarely steel by subjecting it to heat and frequent stirring in a furnace in the presence of oxidizing substances

First Known Use of puddling

1839



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