from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Iron, or metal made by puddling or some other non-fusion process, which contains enough carbon to possess the hardening and tempering quality and some other properties of steel.
  • n. Iron which is a mechanical mixture of iron and steel, as respects its properties, by reason of incomplete manufacture into either.
  • n. Steel-faced iron.


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