cast iron

noun

Definition of cast iron

  1. :  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 in a sentence

  1. The fence is made of cast iron.

1664

First Known Use of cast iron

1664


CAST IRON Defined for English Language Learners

cast iron

noun

Definition of cast iron for English Language Learners

  • : a very hard type of metal that is made into different shapes by being melted and poured into special containers (called casts or molds)


CAST IRON Defined for Kids

cast iron

noun

Definition of cast iron for Students

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


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