iron tapped from a blast furnace and cast into pigs in preparation for conversion into steel, cast iron, or wrought iron.
iron in the chemical state in which it exists when tapped from the blast furnace, without alloying or refinement.
crude iron produced in a blast furnace and poured into moulds in preparation for making wrought iron, steels, alloys, etc
1660s; see pig (n.) + iron (n.).
- Pig island
noun 1. (NZ, informal) New Zealand
- Pig islander
noun 1. (NZ, informal) a New Zealander
verb 1. (intransitive) (of a horse) to jump from all four legs
noun 1. a form of language, used especially by children, that is derived from ordinary English by moving the first consonant or consonant cluster of each word to the end of the word and adding the sound (ā), as in Eakspay igpay atinlay for “Speak Pig Latin.”. noun 1. a secret language used by children […]