from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. iron sufficiently pure or soft to be capable of extension under the hammer; also, specif., a kind of iron produced by removing a portion of the carbon or other impurities from cast iron, rendering it less brittle, and to some extent malleable.
- adj. iron that is capable of extension or of being shaped under the hammer; decarbonized cast iron. See under Iron.
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