Meaning of tundish

tun•dish

Pronunciation: (tun'dish"), [key]
— n. Metall.
  1. (in a vacuum induction furnace) a trough through which molten metal flows under vacuum to a mold chamber.
  2. Also calleda refractory-lined vessel having holes for distributing metal being teemed into ingot molds.
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