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Definition of "smelter" [smelt•er]

  • An apparatus for smelting. (noun)
  • An establishment for smelting. (noun)
  • One who is engaged in the smelting industry. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "smelter" in a sentence
  • "Iyer Sundar Raj, a spokesman for the Tuticorin smelter, told Dow Jones Newswires that since smelting is a process-based industry, shutting down of operations will take time."
  • "In the case of the Tuticorin smelter, news agency Press Trust of India said the high court ordered closure of the plant as it was within 25 kilometers of an ecologically fragile area and as the company failed to develop a green belt with a width of 250 meters around the plant."
  • "The air permit battle is just the latest chapter in the long, controversial history of the Asarco smelter, which is currently owned by a Mexican company."