pud·​dling ˈpəd-liŋ How to pronounce puddling (audio)
: 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

Examples of puddling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One important addition is a water source such as a bird bath or puddling dish, Phillips said. Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis Star, 7 June 2023 Scrapple, best described as a hearty breakfast food, has devotees just as blood puddling, boudin or haggis have theirs. Peter Mikelbank, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2022 In the 18th and early 19th centuries, the invention of puddling furnaces made England the steel capital of the world, albeit in a very labor and energy intensive way. Willy Shih, Forbes, 10 July 2022 Early morning and afternoon downpours could cause some momentary puddling on roadways — such as the Lodge — but no severe weather is forecast, weather watchers said Thursday. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 21 Oct. 2021 If runoff or puddling occurs, see if several shorter sessions allow the water to soak in. oregonlive, 27 June 2021 Jet dryers circled the track for more than an hour, then made two passes on pit road trying to limit the puddling. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 11 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of puddling was in 1839

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“Puddling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puddling. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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