noun, plural foundries.
an establishment for producing castings in molten metal.
the act or process of founding or casting metal.
the category of metal objects made by founding; castings.

1595–1605; < French fonderie. See found3, -ery Unabridged
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foundry (ˈfaʊndrɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  a place in which metal castings are produced
2.  the science or practice of casting metal
3.  cast-metal articles collectively
[C17: from Old French fonderie, from fondre; see found³]

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, from Fr. fonderei, from fondre (see found (2)).
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Example sentences
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.
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