Definition of steel wool
: an abrasive material composed of long fine steel shavings and used especially for scouring and burnishing
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STEEL WOOL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of steel wool for English Language Learners
: long threads of metal that are wound together to form a rough pad which is used for cleaning and polishing things
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