plow steel

noun

: steel of high quality containing 0.5 to 0.95 percent carbon and used especially for wire made into rope

Word History

Etymology

probably so called from the use of strong wire rope in the formerly common procedure of plowing fields with a gangplow pulled by a steam engine

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“Plow steel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plow%20steel. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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