Definition of kish in English:

kish

noun

  • [mass noun] A scum of impure graphite, formed on molten iron during smelting.

    • ‘Carbon and irons with a greater carbon content will (under suitable conditions) start freezing by throwing out kish graphite of large size.’
    • ‘In a hypereutectic gray iron, solidification begins with the precipitation of kish graphite in the melt.’
    • ‘Fumes and kish (graphite flakes from the carbon saturated hot metal) are emitted from the vessel's mouth and collected by the pollution control system.’

Origin

Early 19th century: of uncertain origin; compare with French dialect quiasse scum on metal ( French chiasse insect excrement).

Pronunciation:

kish

/kɪʃ/