ETYM AS. sinder slag, dross; akin to Icel. sindr dross, Swed. sinder, German sinter, Dutch sintel; perh. influenced by French cendre ashes, from Latin cinis. Related to Sinter.
A fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire; SYN. clinker.
ETYM AS. dros, from dreósan to fall. Related to Dreary.
1. The scum or refuse matter which is thrown off, or falls from, metals in smelting the ore, or in the process of melting; recrement.
2. Waste matter; any worthless matter separated from the better part; leavings; dregs; refuse.
ETYM Latin, from Greek, dung, ordure.
1. The slag rejected after the eduction of metallic ores; dross.
2. Cellular slaggy lava; volcanic cinders.
3. Dross or slag from metal-smelting; slag-like mass of lava.
4. Slag; slaglike mass of lava.
ETYM Swed. slagg, or lg. slacke, whence German schlacke; originally, perhaps, the splinters struck off from the metal by hammering. Related to Slay.
The dross or scoria of a metal.
In chemistry, the molten mass of impurities that is produced in the smelting or refining of metals.
The slag produced in the manufacture of iron in a blast furnace floats on the surface above the molten iron. It contains mostly silicates, phosphates, and sulfates of calcium. When cooled, the solid is broken up and used as a core material in the foundations of roads and buildings.
The scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals; SYN. scoria, dross.