tundish

noun
tun·​dish | \ ˈtən-ˌdish How to pronounce tundish (audio) \

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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“Tundish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tundish. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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