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 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 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

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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 Jul. 2021.

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