ingot

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ingot \In"got\, noun [Prob. from AS. in in + ge['o]tan to pour: cf. F. linglot, LL. lingotus a mass of gold or silver, extended in the manner of a tongue, and G. einguss, LG. & OE. ingot ingot, a mold for casting metals in. See {Found} to cast, and cf. {Linget}, {Lingot}, {Nugget}.]

1. That in which metal is cast; a mold. [Obs.]

And from the fire he took up his matter And in the ingot put it with merry cheer. --Chaucer.

2. A bar or wedge of steel, gold, or other malleable metal, cast in a mold; a mass of unwrought cast metal.

Wrought ingots from Besoara's mine. --Sir W. Jones.

{Ingot mold}, a box or mold in which ingots are cast.

{Ingot iron}. See {Decarbonized steel}, under {Decarbonize}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ingot

noun

1: metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handling [syn: {ingot}, {metal bar}, {block of metal}]


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