- One who converts cast iron into wrought iron by the process of puddling.
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puddle +"Ž -er
Variant of puddle
- a small pool of water, esp. stagnant, spilled, or muddy water
- a thick mixture of clay, and sometimes sand, with water, that is impervious to water
Origin of puddleMiddle English podel, diminutive ; from Old English pudd, ditch, akin to Low German pudel
transitive verbpuddled, puddling
- to make muddy
- to make a thick mixture of (wet clay and sand)
- to cover with such a mixture to keep water from penetrating
- to treat (iron) by puddling