HyperDic: furnace

English > 1 sense of the word furnace:
NOUNartifactfurnacean enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
furnace > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > furnace: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc..
Partsgrate, gratingA frame of iron bars to hold a fire
registerA regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device
NarrowerathanorA furnace that feeds itself so as to maintain a uniform temperature
blast furnaceA furnace for smelting of iron from iron oxide ores
crematory, crematorium, cremation chamberA furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
cupolaA vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron for casting
electric furnaceAny furnace in which the heat is provided by an electric current
fireboxA furnace (as on a steam locomotive) in which fuel is burned
forgefurnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
gas furnaceA furnace that burns gas
incineratorA furnace for incinerating (especially to dispose of refuse)
kilnA furnace for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks
oil burner, oil furnaceA furnace that burns oil
open-hearth furnaceA furnace for making steel in which the steel is placed on a shallow hearth and flames of burning gas and hot air play over it
reverberatory furnaceA furnace in which the material that is being treated is heated indirectly by flames that are directed at the roof and walls of the furnace
tank furnacefurnace into one end of which a batch of measured raw materials is shoveled and from the other end molten glass is obtained
BroaderchamberA natural or artificial enclosed space
Spanishcaldera, calefacción, horno

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