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foundry

[foun-dree] /ˈfaʊn dri/
noun, plural foundries.
1.
an establishment for producing castings in molten metal.
2.
the act or process of founding or casting metal.
3.
the category of metal objects made by founding; castings.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < French fonderie. See found3, -ery
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  • The process uses only a thin layer of the surface of the wafer, which can be sent back to the foundry to be reused.
  • But since there is a growing demand, it will soon become available through a type foundry.
  • Distressed foundry molds are the newest frames for mirrors.
  • Colt has no foundry or injection-molding shop, for instance.
British Dictionary definitions for foundry

foundry

/ˈfaʊndrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a place in which metal castings are produced
2.
the science or practice of casting metal
3.
cast-metal articles collectively
Word Origin
C17: from Old French fonderie, from fondre; see found³
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Word Origin and History for foundry
n.

c.1600, from French fonderei, from fondre "to cast" (see found (v.2)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for foundry

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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