angle iron


: an iron cleat for joining parts of a structure at an angle
: a piece of structural steel rolled with an L-shaped section

Examples of angle iron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clamp the spacer blocks between the pieces of angle iron. Jean Levasseur, Popular Science, 21 Mar. 2023 Ideal for cast iron pipe, black or galvanized pipe, square or round tubing, angle iron, rebar, and PVC pipe, the Deep Cut Bandsaw can cut almost any material up to five inches wide. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 21 Oct. 2021 Suspect is accused of killing one man and seriously injuring another with a piece of angle iron. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2021 Three years ago, a boat made of metal pipe, angle iron, wood and pieces of rigid foam came ashore unoccupied in Avon. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2020 After shooting him, Ngo said, Perez beat him with the handgun and then with several items in the shop, including a piece of angle iron. David Owens,, 4 Dec. 2019 Welders used the angle iron to form frames for the plywood sheets, which were then bolted into place. John D'anna, azcentral, 18 July 2019 Upon returning home, Chance and two companions found Thomas rebuilding the fence using angle iron and chain linking. Cathy Locke, sacbee, 26 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of angle iron was circa 1846

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“Angle iron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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