steel·​mak·​er ˈstēl-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce steelmaker (audio)
: a manufacturer of steel
steelmaking noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The South Korean government plans to seek donations for its compensation fund from companies that benefited from those grants, such as steelmaker Posco. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2023 The business compared the charges to holding a steelmaker responsible for a stabbing. Brian Spegele, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2022 Cleveland-Cliffs has transitioned in recent years from a supplier of iron ore to the steel industry, to a steelmaker that also owns its own iron ore and coke facilities. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 8 Dec. 2022 More than two years after steelmaker ArcelorMittal spilled cyanide into a Northwest Indiana river — killing nearly 3,000 fish and shutting down public beaches on Lake Michigan as well as a drinking water facility — the company is finally having to pay. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Feb. 2022 ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steelmaker outside of China, saw earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization drop to $1.26 billion in the final quarter of 2022, after a slump in demand forced it to idle some European capacity. Eddie Spence,, 9 Feb. 2023 For steelmaker Cleveland-Cliffs, net income plunged to $165 million from $1.3 billion a year earlier, when spot-market prices for sheet steel reached a record $1,960 a ton in September 2021. Bob Tita, WSJ, 30 Oct. 2022 The first woman to chair state-run Steel Authority of India, Mondal has led the steelmaker to record earnings growth since taking the mantle in 2021. Rana Wehbe Watson, Forbes, 11 Jan. 2023 But implementing the type of technology in use at Big River in the steelmaker’s other mills, some of which are over 100 years old, has proven a difficult task, according to the company’s chief information officer. Isabelle Bousquette, WSJ, 1 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steelmaker was in 1774

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“Steelmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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