mild steel


: a low-carbon structural steel that is easily worked

Examples of mild steel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These inexpensive saws are perfectly fine for cutting small pieces of mild steel (such as small-diameter rod, up to 3/8 inch) and small pieces of tubing (up to 3/4 inch). Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 19 Jan. 2023 Four bladesmiths pick their mild steel to make a san mai blade, and the surviving smiths must re-create the Belgian Walloon sword. Washington Post, 14 July 2021 The horizontal weld that attaches a mild steel angle to the slider rail for super doubles/pintle hook operations may be missing. Detroit Free Press, 30 Apr. 2021 The ornament, also by rvmetalshop, is constructed from 14-gauge, hot-rolled, mild steel and covered with a thin layer of black oxide ($12, 3.25 inches and 2.5 inches) and is sold on Etsy. oregonlive, 2 Dec. 2019 It was made of mild steel instead of corrosion-resistant copper nickel. Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2019 Jindal Steel & Power, the Indian steelmaker controlled by billionaire Savitri Jindal’s family, manufactures sponge iron, mild steel, and cement. Paul Burkhardt,, 26 June 2018 Its tensile strength is greater than that of mild steel. The Economist, 20 Jan. 2018 Slender poles of mild steel anchored in rough-hewn blocks of stone reference Norway's modern exports, while the polished discs of copper summon a long history of ore-extraction and copper-smelting. Georgina Schaeffer, Town & Country, 15 Sep. 2013 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mild steel was in 1850

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“Mild steel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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