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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
CAST IRON Defined for Kids

cast iron

noun

Definition of CAST IRON for Kids

:  a hard and brittle alloy of iron, carbon, and silicon shaped by being poured into a mold while melted

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