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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bosh \Bosh\, n.; pl. Boshes. [Cf. G. b["o]schung a slope.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the sloping sides of the lower part of a blast furnace; also, one of the hollow iron or brick sides of the bed of a puddling or boiling furnace. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The lower part of a blast furnace, which slopes inward, or the widest space at the top of this part. [1913 Webster] 3. In forging and smelting, a trough in which tools and ingots are cooled. [1913 Webster]