Ladle

• (v. t.) A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot. • (v. t.) A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold. • (v. t.) A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping. • (v. t.) To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle; as, to lad...
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ladle

(from the article `steel`) ...the furnace by heavy cranes or special charging machines that drop one or two large boxes full of scrap through the converter mouth. Hot metal is ... An open-topped cylindrical container made of heavy steel plates and lined with refractory, the ladle is used for holding and transporting liquid ... [2 rel...
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ladle

1. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping. 'When the materials of glass have been kept long in fusion, the mixture casts up the superfluous salt, which the workmen take off with ladles.' (Boyle) ... 2. A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold. ... 3. The float of a mill wheel; called a...
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ladle

noun a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; used to transfer liquids
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Ladle

[spoon] A ladle is a type of serving spoon used for soup, stew, or other foods. Although designs vary, a typical ladle has a long handle terminating in a deep bowl, frequently with the bowl oriented at an angle to the handle to facilitate lifting liquid out of a pot or other vessel and conveying it to a bowl. Some ladles involve a point on ...
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Ladle

La'dle noun [ Anglo-Saxon hl√¶del , from hladan to load, drain. See Lade , transitive verb ] 1. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping. « When the materials of glass have been kept long in fusion, t...
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Ladle

La'dle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Ladled ; present participle & verbal noun Ladling .] To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle; as, to ladle out soup; to ladle oatmeal into a ket...
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ladle

metal container with refractory lining, used for receiving, transporting and casting liquid metals
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Ladle

Metal receptacle frequently lined with refractories used for transporting and pouring molten metal. Types include hand bull, crane, bottom-pour, holding, teapot, shank, lip-pour.
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ladle

[n] - a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle 2. [v] - put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle 3. [v] - remove with or as if with a ladle
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