cast-iron

adjective

Definition of cast-iron

1 :made of cast iron
2 :resembling cast iron: such as
a :capable of withstanding great strain
  • a cast-iron stomach
b :not admitting change, adaptation, or exception :rigid
  • a cast-iron will

First Known Use of cast-iron

1692


cast iron

noun

Definition of cast iron

: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.

First Known Use of cast iron

1664


CAST-IRON Defined for English Language Learners

cast-iron

adjective

Definition of cast-iron for English Language Learners

  • : made of cast iron

  • : very strong or tough

  • : not likely to fail or be broken


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

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


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