• WordNet 3.6
    • n melter a worker who melts substances (metal or wax etc.)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Melter One who, or that which, melts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n melter One who melts; specifically, the official in a mint who superintends the melting of gold and silver for coining.
    • n melter A furnace, pot, or crucible used for melting any substance; a melting-pot: as, a melter for combining the ingredients in the manufacture of sealing-wax.
    • n melter Same as milter.
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In literature:

The melter was a small tank through which ran a coil of steam pipes.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Every melter and maker of wax from honeycombs shall put his mark on every piece of his wax to be sold.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Under him are a treasurer, an assayer, a chief coiner, an engraver, and a melter and refiner.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
The foreman and inspector received $100 per month, the caulkers, $3; pourer, $3; melter, $2.50; 2 pipe-men, $2, and laborers, $1 per day.
"The Water Supply of the El Paso and Southwestern Railway from Carrizozo to Santa Rosa, N. Mex." by J. L. Campbell
Has the old iron-melter been taken in on it, do you think?
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
It is a useful melter of cold metal for making castings.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
Consequently the melted tallow for soap-making is of secondary importance to the tallow melter.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
The foreman had told me to see the melter, Peter Grayson.
"Steel" by Charles Rumford Walker
Sweltering, meltering, not much fun!
"In My Nursery" by Laura E. Richards
Rush darted forward, followed by the head melter and his two companions.
"The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills" by James R. Mears

In news:

Perpetual Accidental Melter of Things.
Crystal-clear ice melter packaging.
To help users make better purchasing decisions, Diamond Crystal ice melters now include product ingredients — as well as percentages — on its packaging.
Contains all of the parts required to supply the correct volumes of factory air to Nordson piston pump adhesive melters and pneumatic dispensing guns.
Cimline's Metro Series Melter Applicators.
Cimline's Metro Series melter applicators come in 165-, 275- and 425-gallon capacities and feature a new hose carrier to reduce operator fatigue.
The new ProBlue Fulfill integrated melter and adhesive feed system from Nordson Corp.
Automatically maintains desired adhesive levels in the melter tank to increase uptime, reduce clogged adhesive nozzles, and deliver consistent bonding.
Melter /Adhesive Feed System.
Do You Know If You're Using A Safe Ice Melter .
What I have here is a couple of ice and snow melters.
This is rock salt, yet the liberal use of the word ice melter , liberal use of the word meaning that ice melters used to a very safe type.
Nordson's ProBlue Fulfill integrated melter and adhesive feed system combines the adhesive melter and automated fill apparatus as a single, integrated system.
Energy efficiency and environmental performance of secondary aluminum scrap melting is considerably improved using a flotation melter and rotating kiln decoating/dryer system.
Refractory Keeps Aluminum Melter Running.