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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast;
[syn: pig bed, pig]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pig \Pig\, n. [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[imac]ka.] 1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. "Two pigges in a poke." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) Any wild species of the genus Sus and related genera. [1913 Webster] 3. [Cf. Sow a channel for melted iron.] An oblong mass of cast iron, lead, or other metal. See Mine pig, under Mine. [1913 Webster] 4. One who is hoggish; a greedy person. [Low] [1913 Webster] Masked pig. (Zool.) See under Masked. Pig bed (Founding), the bed of sand in which the iron from a smelting furnace is cast into pigs. Pig iron, cast iron in pigs, or oblong blocks or bars, as it comes from the smelting furnace. See Pig, 4. Pig yoke (Naut.), a nickname for a quadrant or sextant. A pig in a poke (that is, bag), a blind bargain; something bought or bargained for, without the quality or the value being known. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pig bed n 1: mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast [syn: pig bed, pig]