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  • Cupola furnace — A cupola furnace in operation at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan A Cupola or Cupola furnace is a melting device used in foundries that can be used to melt cast iron, ni resist iron and some bronzes. The cupola can be made almost any… …   Wikipedia

  • cupola furnace — ▪ metallurgy       in steelmaking, a vertical cylindrical furnace used for melting iron either for casting or for charging in other furnaces.       René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur built the first cupola furnace on record, in France, about 1720 …   Universalium

  • Cupola (disambiguation) — Cupola, a diminutive of the Latin cupa (barrel) and thus meaning little barrel , is used for dome shaped items, including: An architectural dome element Cupola, a (usually dome shaped) structure located on top of a larger roof or dome (for a roof …   Wikipedia

  • cupola — [ kju:pələ] noun 1》 a rounded dome forming or adorning a roof or ceiling. 2》 a gun turret. 3》 (also cupola furnace) a cylindrical furnace for refining metals. Derivatives cupolaed ləd adjective Origin C16: Ital., from late L. cupula small cask or …   English new terms dictionary

  • cupola — n. 1 a a rounded dome forming a roof or ceiling. b a small rounded dome adorning a roof. 2 a revolving dome protecting mounted guns on a warship or in a fort. 3 (in full cupola furnace) a furnace for melting metals. Derivatives: cupolaed adj.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cupola — Cu po*la (k? p? l?), n.; pl. {Cupolas} ( l?z). [It. cupola, LL. cupula, cuppula (cf. L. cupula little tub). fr. cupa, cuppa, cup; cf. L. cupa tub. So called on account of its resemblance to a cup turned over. See {Cup}, and cf. {Cupule}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cupola — ► NOUN 1) a rounded dome forming or adorning a roof or ceiling. 2) a gun turret. 3) a cylindrical furnace for refining metals. ORIGIN Latin cupula small cask …   English terms dictionary

  • cupola — [kyo͞o′pə lə] n. [It < L cupula, dim. of cupa: see CUP] 1. a rounded roof or ceiling 2. a small domelike structure on a roof 3. a small furnace for melting metals 4. any of various dome shaped structures cupolaed [kyo͞o′pələd] adj …   English World dictionary

  • cupola — /kyooh peuh leuh/, n. 1. Archit. a. a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere. b. a dome, esp. one covering a circular or polygonal area. 2. any of various domelike structures. 3. Metall. a vertical furnace… …   Universalium

  • cupola — noun Etymology: Italian, from Latin cupula, diminutive of cupa tub Date: 1549 1. a. a rounded vault resting on a usually circular base and forming a roof or a ceiling b. a small structure built …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cupola — cu•po•la [[t]ˈkyu pə lə[/t]] n. pl. las 1) archit. a) a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere b) a dome, esp. one covering a circular or polygonal area 2) any of various domelike structures 3) mel a… …   From formal English to slang

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