Definition of Ingot:

  1. An ingot is formed by injecting or pouring molten liquid into a mold, where it will cool and take the shape of the mold. The process of creating ingots is thousands of years old, as molding metals into regular shapes made it easier to transport and store. Steel ingots range in size from small rectangular blocks that weigh only a few pounds to huge, tapered, octagonal masses that tip the scales at more than 500 tons. Tin ingots are the starting material for numerous products, whether the tin will be alloyed with other metals, converted to other forms, applied to the surfaces of other metals, or converted to chemical compounds.

  2. Semi-finished solid metal form produced in a non-continuous casting process by pouring liquid metal into large molds. A steel ingot is usually rectangular in cross-section, weighs between 25 to 30 tons, and is rolled into blooms and billets (for making bars, rods, and sections) and slabs (for making plates, sheets, and strips). In a continuous casting process, the common practice is to directly cast the metal into blooms or billets.

  3. An ingot is a material cast into a shape to facilitate transportation and processing. An ingot is typically rectangular, which allows it to be stacked. Ingots are most commonly associated with metals; in fact, ingots of gold held in the vaults of banks and brokerages are popular images.

  4. A block of steel, gold, silver, or other metal, typically oblong in shape.

Synonyms of Ingot

Block, Slab, Cake, Tablet, Brick, Loaf, Wedge, Lump, Chunk, Hunk, Cube, Ingot, Nugget, Piece, Bar, Billet, Bullion, Button, Cast, Casting, Coin gold, Coin silver, Copper, Gate, Gold, Gold nugget, Nickel, Nugget, Pig, Precious metals, Regulus, Rod, Sheet metal, Silver, Slab, Sow, Stick, Strip, Yellow stuff

How to use Ingot in a sentence?

  1. In some southern areas of China they are made in the shape of the gold and silver ingots (yuan bao) that were used as money in ancient China; this augurs good fortune as well as good eating.

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