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Definition of "melter" [melt•er]

  • A person or thing that melts. (noun)
  • Specifically, a furnace used for melting iron in a foundry, or a laborer who operates such a furnace. (noun)

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Use "melter" in a sentence
  • "The subcontract was awarded to Northrop by the Washington Savannah River Co. for work for the Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. The two-and-a-half year project will include the fabrication, assembly, piping, wiring, and testing of a water-cooled, stainless steel pressure vessel called a melter, which is used to convert liquid nuclear waste into a solid glass form suitable for long-term storage and disposal."
  • "Naperville joins big cities such Minneapolis, which calls their melter the "Snow Dragon," and New York City, which has 36 melters."
  • "A basic component provided by ITW Dynatec is the Dynamelt ™ M-Series adhesive supply unit, or melter, which is a self-contained system for melting the adhesive and pumping it to the applicator."