Definition of ganister in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡanəstər/


A close-grained, hard siliceous rock, or a similar synthetic product, used especially for lining furnaces.
Example sentences
  • The other refractory plants had to have their ganister hauled in by rail.
  • The lip and rim of the ladles are also best lined with ganister.
  • According to Pete Clarke, the tour will then explore the ganister loading siding between Three Springs and Saltillo and the path of the now-dismantled spur truck to the former North American Refractories Company quarry above Three Springs.


Early 19th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: gan·is·ter

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