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tundish (plural tundishes)
- A kind of funnel used in brewing fitting into the bung-hole of a tun or cask.
1623, William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, page iii. i. 431:
- For filling a bottle with a Tunne-dish.
1916, James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, page 368:
- That? said Stephen. Is that called a funnel? Is it not a tundish?
- A funnel (usually) used in smelting, foundry work etc.
- A funnel used to create a siphonic break in a drainage system and/or provide visual indication of flow, usually in an overflow line.
- "tun-dish | tundish, n.". OED Online. December 2012. Oxford University Press.