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Crude iron cast in blocks.
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(Metallurgy) crude iron produced in a blast furnace and poured into moulds in preparation for making wrought iron, steels, alloys, etc
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1. iron tapped from a blast furnace and cast into pigs in preparation for conversion into steel, cast iron, or wrought iron.
2. iron in the chemical state in which it exists when tapped from the blast furnace, without alloying or refinement.
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|Noun||1.||pig iron - crude iron tapped from a blast furnace|
atomic number 26, Fe, iron - a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
basic iron - pig iron containing a high percentage of phosphorus; used in making steel by a process that removes the phosphorus
cast iron - an alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting
wrought iron - iron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded
cinder pig - pig iron containing a substantial proportion of slag
mine pig - pig iron made entirely from ore
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