tundish

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Etymology[edit]

From tun +‎ dish.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tundish (plural tundishes)

  1. 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?
  2. A funnel (usually) used in smelting, foundry work etc.
  3. A funnel used to create a siphonic break in a drainage system and/or provide visual indication of flow, usually in an overflow line.

References[edit]

  • "tun-dish | tundish, n.". OED Online. December 2012. Oxford University Press.