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[ing-guh t] /ˈɪŋ gət/
a mass of metal cast in a convenient form for shaping, remelting, or refining.
verb (used with object)
to make ingots of; shape into ingots.
Origin of ingot
1350-1400; Middle English: literally, (something) poured in, equivalent to in- in-1 + got(e) a stream, Old English *gota, akin to gēotan to flow; cognate with German giessen, Gothic giutan, Old Norse gjōta to pour Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ingot
  • Curious, he picked it up and immediately realized it was a copper ingot.
  • One had been completely melted and solidified into a large homogenous ingot.
  • The cooling rate is one factor that determines the final size of crystals in the ingot and the distribution of impurities.
  • The price of primary aluminum ingot continued to decrease, but at a much slower pace than in the previous year.
  • Prices in the aluminum scrap markets paralleled the general trend of primary ingot prices.
  • It is not clear whether this gas blend has applications other than ingot casting.
  • Another finishing route, which is not used as frequently as continuous casting, is ingot casting.
  • The saucepans and covers are cast from aluminum ingot.
  • Pull levers to lift ladle stoppers and to allow molten steel to flow into ingot molds to specified heights.
  • If ingot growth is aborted due to loss of crystal structure, growth of a second ingot section from a given melt is attempted.
British Dictionary definitions for ingot


a piece of cast metal obtained from a mould in a form suitable for storage, transporting, and further use
(transitive) to shape (metal) into ingots
Word Origin
C14: perhaps from in-² + Old English goten, past participle of geotan to pour
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Word Origin and History for ingot

late 14c., "mold in which metal is cast," probably from in- (2) "in" + Old English goten, past participle of geotan "to pour" (see found (v.2)). Sense of "mass of cast metal" first attested early 15c.

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