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gan·is·ter

also gan·nis·ter  (găn′ĭ-stər)
n.
1. A fine-grained quartzite used to line refractory furnaces.
2. A mixture of fire clay and ground quartz, used to line metallurgical furnaces.

[Origin unknown.]

ganister

(ˈɡænɪstə) or

gannister

n
1. (Geological Science) a highly refractory siliceous sedimentary rock occurring beneath coal seams: used for lining furnaces
2. (Metallurgy) a highly refractory siliceous sedimentary rock occurring beneath coal seams: used for lining furnaces
3. (Metallurgy) a similar material synthesized from ground quartz and fireclay
[C19: of unknown origin]

gan•is•ter

(ˈgæn ə stər)

n.
a highly refractory, siliceous rock used to line furnaces.
[1805–15; orig. uncertain]
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