angle iron


Definition of angle iron

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

Examples of angle iron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three years ago, a boat made of metal pipe, angle iron, wood and pieces of rigid foam came ashore unoccupied in Avon. Washington Post, "Strange history of stuff that’s washed up on the Outer Banks," 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,, "Fired Hartford firefighter refuses to testify against man accused of shooting him; state drops charges," 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, "For a while in 1983, sheets of plywood were all that kept the mighty Glen Canyon Dam from overflowing," 18 July 2019 Upon returning home, Chance and two companions found Thomas rebuilding the fence using angle iron and chain linking. Cathy Locke, sacbee, "What happened to CHP officer who fatally shot his neighbor in dispute over fence? | The Sacramento Bee," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of angle iron

circa 1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Angle iron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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