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steel wool

noun

: long threads of metal that are wound together to form a rough pad which is used for cleaning and polishing things

Full Definition of STEEL WOOL

:  an abrasive material composed of long fine steel shavings and used especially for scouring and burnishing

First Known Use of STEEL WOOL

1896

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