reverberatory furnace

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reverberatory furnace

n.
A furnace or kiln in which radiant heat from the burning fuel is reflected downward from the roof onto the material under treatment.
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reverberatory furnace

n
(Metallurgy) a metallurgical furnace having a curved roof that deflects heat onto the charge so that the fuel is not in direct contact with the ore
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Noun1.reverberatory furnace - a furnace in which the material that is being treated is heated indirectly by flames that are directed at the roof and walls of the furnace
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
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These were later replaced by hotter, less wasteful, reverberating furnaces, fuelled by coal mined near Tan Hill Inn (at 1,732ft the highest in England).