from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An easily welded and forged iron that is a mechanical mixture of refined metallic iron with 1 to 3 percent siliceous slag.

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  • n. A tough, malleable, ductile form of iron that is not cast, suitable for welding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the purest form of iron commonly known in the arts, containing only about half of one per cent of carbon. It is made either directly from the ore, as in the Catalan forge or bloomery, or by purifying (puddling) cast iron in a reverberatory furnace or refinery. It is tough, malleable, and ductile. When formed into bars, it is called bar iron.
  • adj. See under Iron.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Iron that is or may be wrought into form by forging or rolling, and that is capable of being welded; malleable iron. See iron.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. iron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded


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