blast furnace

blast furnaces
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A blast furnace is a large structure in which iron ore is heated under pressure so that it melts and the pure iron metal separates out and can be collected.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Blast furnace — Blast Blast (bl[.a]st), n. [AS. bl[=ae]st a puff of wind, a blowing; akin to Icel. bl[=a]str, OHG. bl[=a]st, and fr. a verb akin to Icel. bl[=a]sa to blow, OHG. bl[^a]san, Goth. bl[=e]san (in comp.); all prob. from the same root as E. blow. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blast furnace — n. a towerlike smelting furnace for separating metal, esp. iron, from the impurities in the ore: a blast of air is forced into the furnace from below to produce the intense heat needed …   English World dictionary

  • blast furnace — ► NOUN ▪ a smelting furnace into which a blast of hot compressed air can be introduced …   English terms dictionary

  • Blast furnace — Blast furnace. См. Доменная печь. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • blast furnace — blast .furnace n a large industrial structure in which iron is separated from the rock that surrounds it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blast furnace — blast ,furnace noun count a large industrial container in which rock containing metal is heated to a very high temperature so that the liquid metal flows out of the rock …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Blast furnace — A blast furnace is a type of metallurgical furnace used for smelting to produce metals, generally iron. In a blast furnace, fuel and ore are continuously supplied through the top of the furnace, while air (sometimes with oxygen enrichment) is… …   Wikipedia

  • blast furnace — a large vertical furnace for smelting iron from ore, using coke as fuel: designed so as to direct a continuous blast of air through the fuel in order to obtain a high rate of combustion. [1700 10] * * * Vertical shaft furnace that produces liquid …   Universalium

  • blast furnace — noun a furnace for smelting of iron from iron oxide ores; combustion is intensified by a blast of air • Hypernyms: ↑furnace • Part Holonyms: ↑steel mill, ↑steelworks, ↑steel plant, ↑steel factory * * * noun, pl ⋯ naces [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • blast furnace — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms blast furnace : singular blast furnace plural blast furnaces a large industrial container in which rock containing metal is heated to a very high temperature so that the liquid metal flows out of the rock …   English dictionary

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