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Meaning of CINDER

Pronunciation:  'sindur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire

CINDER is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clinker
 See Also: fragment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cin"der\ (s[i^]n"d[~e]r), n. [AS. sinder slag, dross;
akin to Icel. sindr dross, Sw. sinder, G. sinter, D. sintel;
perh. influenced by F. cendre ashes, fr. L. cinis. Cf.
1. Partly burned or vitrified coal, or other combustible, in
   which fire is extinct.

2. A hot coal without flame; an ember. --Swift.

3. A scale thrown off in forging metal.

4. The slag of a furnace, or scoriaceous lava from a volcano.

{Cinder frame}, a framework of wire in front of the tubes of
   a locomotive, to arrest the escape of cinders.

{Cinder notch} (Metal.), the opening in a blast furnace,
   through which melted cinder flows out.

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