pig iron definition

  • noun:
    • Crude metal cast in blocks.
    • A type of crude iron shaped like a block, widely used as a commercial natural material.
    • the shape in which cast-iron is made at the blast-furnace, being run into molds, labeled as pigs.
    • cast iron in pigs, or oblong obstructs or bars, since it originates from the smelting furnace. See Pig, 4.
    • Iron in pigs, because it originates from the blast-furnace. See pig, 3.
    • A-flat little bit of metal, which can be hung so as to be interposed between your fire and animal meat roasting, when it is desirable to retard the cooking.
    • crude metal tapped from a great time furnace

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