angle iron

noun

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

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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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