puddling

noun
pud·​dling | \ ˈpəd-liŋ How to pronounce puddling (audio) , ˈpə-dᵊl-iŋ \

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

Examples of puddling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 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 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 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 See More

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First Known Use of puddling

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Puddling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puddling. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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