smelt: Meaning and Definition of
- to fuse or melt (ore) in order to separate the metal contained.
- to obtain or refine (metal) in this way.
— pl. smelt, smelts.
- any of various small, silvery food fishes of the family Osmeridae, of cold northern waters, as the North American rainbow smelt, Osmerus mordax.
- any of several superficially similar but unrelated fishes, esp. certain silversides, of California.
- a pt. and pp. of
- smelt (Thesaurus)