Definition of retorter in US English:

retorter

noun

  • A person who retorts.

noun

Manufacturing Technology Mining
  • A person or company engaged in the retorting of metal, shale, etc.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Florio (1553–1625), author and teacher of languages. From retort + -er<br>late 19th century. From retort + -er.

Pronunciation

retorter

/rɪˈtɔːtə/