smelter

noun smelt·er \ ˈsmel-tər \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of smelter

:one that smelts:
a :a worker who smelts ore
b :an owner or operator of a smeltery
c or smeltery play \ˈsmel-t(ə-)rē\ :an establishment for smelting

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First Known Use of smelter

15th century


SMELTER Defined for English Language Learners

smelter

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Definition of smelter for English Language Learners

  • : a machine used for smelting metal


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