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Meaning of shot tower

shot' tow"er

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tower from the top of which finely divided streams of molten lead are dropped down a central well, breaking up into spherical drops during their fall to be quenched and hardened in a tank of water at the bottom.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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