steel wool

noun

Definition of steel wool

: an abrasive material composed of long fine steel shavings and used especially for scouring and burnishing

Examples of steel wool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t use abrasive cleaners, or steel wool, which can scratch and damage the finish. Lynn Redmile, Good Housekeeping, 12 Oct. 2021 Never use abrasive tools like steel wool or harsh cleaners such as bleach or oven cleaner on your stainless-steel pans, as these can permanently damage the surface. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Oct. 2021 Baranuk has seen online videos promoting steel wool. BostonGlobe.com, 25 May 2021 Baranuk has seen online videos promoting steel wool. BostonGlobe.com, 25 May 2021 Baranuk has seen online videos promoting steel wool. BostonGlobe.com, 25 May 2021 Try Flitz and a rag first, before going to Flitz and fine steel wool. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2021 Baranuk has seen online videos promoting steel wool. BostonGlobe.com, 25 May 2021 Baranuk has seen online videos promoting steel wool. BostonGlobe.com, 25 May 2021

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First Known Use of steel wool

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steel wool was in 1896

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16 Oct 2021

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“Steel wool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steel%20wool. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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steel wool

noun

English Language Learners Definition of steel wool

: 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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