mild steel


Definition of mild steel

: a low-carbon structural steel that is easily worked

Examples of mild steel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "20 Oregon-inspired ornaments: Bigfoot, bridges and other branch-worthy baubles," 2 Dec. 2019 It was made of mild steel instead of corrosion-resistant copper nickel. Los Angeles Times, "Meet the neglected 43-year-old stepchild of the U.S. military-industrial complex," 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,, "Jindal Steel South Africa Units File for Business Protection," 26 June 2018 Its tensile strength is greater than that of mild steel. The Economist, "Innovative materials from bamboo are helping a new industry to sprout," 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, "London Calling," 15 Sep. 2013

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First Known Use of mild steel

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Mild steel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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