bott

bott

1 [bot]
noun
bot1.
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bott

2 [bot]
noun
Metallurgy. a conical knob, mounted on a rod, for stopping temporarily the flow of molten metal or slag from a blast furnace or cupola.

Origin:
1875–80; perhaps special use of dial. bot (now obsolete) iron tool for marking sheep, itself special use of Middle English botte (variant of bat1) shepherd's crook

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bot or bott1 (bɒt)
 
n
1.  the larva of a botfly, which typically develops inside the body of a horse, sheep, or man
2.  any similar larva
3.  informal (NZ) a mild illness in humans
 
[C15: probably from Low German; related to Dutch bot, of obscure origin]
 
bott or bott1
 
n
 
[C15: probably from Low German; related to Dutch bot, of obscure origin]

bott (bɒt)
 
n
a variant spelling of bot

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