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cu·po·la

(kyo͞o′pə-lə)
n.
1. Architecture
a. A vaulted roof or ceiling.
b. A small dome set on a circular or polygonal base or resting on pillars.
c. A small structure surmounting a roof or dome, often used as a lookout or to admit light and air.
2. A cylindrical shaft type of blast furnace used for remelting metals, usually iron, before casting.
3. A small rounded and domed structure, as for observation, on a tracked, armored vehicle.

[Italian, from Late Latin cūpula, diminutive of Latin cūpa, tub; possibly akin to various words denoting hollow objects across Eurasia, such as Greek kupellon, drinking vessel, goblet, Old Norse húfr, hull of a ship, Old English hȳf, skep, and Sanskrit kūpaḥ, hole.]

cu′po·laed (kyo͞o′pə-ləd) adj.

cupola

(ˈkjuːpələ)
n
1. (Architecture) a roof or ceiling in the form of a dome
2. (Architecture) a small structure, usually domed, on the top of a roof or dome
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a protective dome for a gun on a warship
4. (Metallurgy) a vertical air-blown coke-fired cylindrical furnace in which iron is remelted for casting
[C16: from Italian, from Late Latin cūpula a small cask, from Latin cūpa tub]
cupolated adj

cu•po•la

(ˈkyu pə lə)

n., pl. -las.
1.
a. a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere.
b. a dome, esp. one covering a circular or polygonal area.
2. any of various domelike structures.
3. a vertical furnace for melting iron to be cast.
[1540–50; < Italian < Latin cūpula=cūp(a) tub + -ula -ule. compare cup]
cu′po•laed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cupola - a vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron for casting
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
2.cupola - a roof in the form of a dome
dome - a hemispherical roof

cupola

noun dome, onion dome The church tower's cupola can be seen above the trees.
Translations

cupola

[ˈkjuːpələ] Ncúpula f

cupola

[ˈkjuːpələ] ncoupole f

cupola

n (Archit) → Kuppel f; (roof also) → Kuppeldach nt; (= furnace)Kupolofen m

cupola

[ˈkjuːpələ] ncupola
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And if Fonderie Laperle, which was melting iron with a coal-fueled cupola furnace, wanted a long-term future it needed to become more energy efficient, both from a cost and emissions standpoint.
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The cupola furnace operates in batch mode, consisting of three processing steps: 1) Charging/Melting: calcinated lime, sodium carbonate, borate, anthracite, and crushed shells are slowly fed into the furnace and melted; 2) Cupolation: air and oxygen lancing are used to reduce iron and cadmium; and 3) Nitrogen/Casting: sodium carbonate and nitrate are added to further oxidize the dore and remove selenium and copper.
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Abstract: Melting of metal scrap from the steel and cast-iron in cupola furnace with aim of providing of semi-product and final product with the content of cast-iron is shown as successful process in economic and industrial aspect.
Significant alterations to the operation were made in 1859, when two northern ironmasters arrived and supervised the construction of a new coke-fired cupola furnace.
The slag is fed to a cupola furnace that reduces all of these metals into the bullion that is used to make the posts and connectors in the batteries.
Tenders are invited for Hard Coke For Rivetting Cupola Furnace Size 100 To 150 Mm As Per Is 439/1989 Gr.
Cupola furnace operation is a transformation process, meaning numerous inputs are transformed into outputs, primarily iron, slag and the stack gases.