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taphole

[tap-hohl] /ˈtæpˌhoʊl/
noun, Metallurgy
1.
a hole in a blast furnace, steelmaking furnace, etc., through which molten metal or slag is tapped off.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; tap2 + hole
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  • The fluid ash falls through a taphole at the bottom of the first stage into a water quench, forming an inert vitreous slag.
  • One taphole is always open and the hot metal is removed continuously.
British Dictionary definitions for taphole

taphole

/ˈtæpˌhəʊl/
noun
1.
a hole in a furnace for running off molten metal or slag
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