1. A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.

2. A bleaching vat; a kier.

3. <chemical>

A large vat used in dressing ores.

Origin: AS. Cf, fr. L. Cupa a tub, cask; also, F. Cuve. Cf. Kive, Coop.

(01 Mar 1998)

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