pig iron

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الإنجليزية - التركية
dökme demir
pik demiri
pik demir
demir külçesi
bessemer pig iron
bessemer fontu
malleable pig iron
dövülebilir pik demir
الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
A type of crude iron shaped like a block. Pig iron is commonly used as a raw material in industry
raw iron, unrefined iron
(Cast iron) Hard, brittle iron produced by melting ore in a blast furnace pig iron can be cast into objects like cannon, shot, and stove plates The iron bars laid out on the casting floor resembled suckling piglets about a larger trench that was called a "sow" Cast iron bars came in two sizes, a pig and a sow
Crude, high-carbon iron produced by reduction of iron ore in a blast furnace
Crude iron cast in blocks. a form of iron that is not pure. Crude iron obtained directly from the blast furnace and cast in molds (see cast iron). The crude ingots, called pigs, are then remelted along with scrap and alloying elements and recast into molds to produce various iron and steel products (see Bessemer process, finery process, puddling process)
A common term for cast iron or cast iron ingots The term originated from the practice of casting ingots in triangular section troughs cut in the sand floor of foundires A central trough fed smaller molds on its side like suckling pigs Thus "pig iron"
The product of the blast furnace The term was derived from the method of casting the bars of the pig iron in depressions or moulds formed in the sand floor adjacent to the furnace These were connected to a runner (known as a sow) and when filled with metal the runner and the numerous smaller moulds were supposed to resemble a litter of suckling pigs, hence the term pig iron
crude iron tapped from a blast furnace
pig iron


    pig i·ron

    التركية النطق

    pîg ayırn


    /ˈpəg ˈīərn/ /ˈpɪɡ ˈaɪɜrn/

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    [ 'pig ] (noun.) 13th century. In the 1800s, one method of iron-making involved pouring molten iron into molds in sand beds fed from a common channel. The resulting blocks of iron were called the suckling "piglets", and the channel was called the "pig". Since then, "pig iron" has become a widely used term.

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