tundish

noun
tun·​dish | \ˈtən-ˌdish \

Definition of tundish 

2 : a reservoir in the top part of a mold into which molten metal is poured

First Known Use of tundish

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tundish

Middle English, funnel for filling a tun

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