Definitions

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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Examples

  • Today, LaShekia Chatman and her mom, Renita, live in the more economically prosperous community of Cheektowaga, not far from downtown Buffalo, in a brick house with wrought iron fencing—identical to every other house on their street.

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  • He knew that Mr. Ruby had lived to within ten years of the turn of the century and in his heyday had bought, altered, restored and embellished The Dolphin, adding his plaster and jute caryatids, his swags, his supporting marine mammals and cornucopia, his touches of gilt and lollypink to the older and more modest elegance of wrought iron and unmolested surfaces.

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  • Walking over to the recessed doorway, Claire peered through the wrought iron scrollwork into the closet-sized space.

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  • A very attractive woman with short auburn hair and big brown eyes had been photographed sitting on a white-painted wrought iron chair in a garden at the height of its beauty, probably in May, I thought.

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  • They were of wrought iron and beautiful, but they were tied together with a confusion of shopkeeper’s twine.

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  • As for the wrought iron dome over the well in the Marché-aux-Gants at Antwerp, which popular tradition attributes to him, the attribution is purely fanciful.

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  • The church, rebuilt 1755-65 in the rococo style, contains some finely-carved choir stalls and a beautiful wrought iron screen.

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  • There were enough wrought iron features to have kept a Sheffield steel-works going for a year.

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