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cast iron

noun

: a very hard type of metal that is made into different shapes by being melted and poured into special containers (called casts or molds)

Full Definition of CAST IRON

:  a commercial alloy of iron, carbon, and silicon that is cast in a mold and is hard, brittle, nonmalleable, and incapable of being hammer-welded but more easily fusible than steel

Examples of CAST IRON

  1. The fence is made of cast iron.

First Known Use of CAST IRON

1664

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