from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fine fibers of steel matted or woven together to form an abrasive for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing.
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- n. Fine strips of steel, usually formed into pads and used as an abrasive.
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- n. a mass of woven steel fibers used as an abrasive
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Carefully working stripper-soaked steel wool carefully along the grain of the wood, she wrinkled her nose at the smell.