steel·​mak·​er | \ ˈstēl-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce steelmaker (audio) \

Definition of steelmaker

: a manufacturer of steel

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steelmaking \ ˈstēl-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce steelmaking (audio) \ noun

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Among them was Cleveland Wilbourn, 38, who came wearing a crisp button-down shirt and sporting a record of performance at a steelmaker that downsized in December, leaving him unemployed. Washington Post, "Trump says cities are ‘a mess.’ They’re actually enjoying a golden age.," 4 Aug. 2019 The Chinese steelmakers that supply Artaste, Mr. Liu’s lower-end brand, include Baosteel. Chuin-wei Yap, WSJ, "How China Built a Steel Behemoth and Convulsed World Trade," 24 Dec. 2018 Last year, South Korea’s top court ruled that Nippon Steel, Japan’s largest steelmaker, should pay nearly $90,000 to a surviving worker, and three families of Koreans who experienced forced labor—a moved that angered Tokyo. Tripti Lahiri, Quartz, "South Korea’s turning to the WTO over Japan’s weaponization of trade," 10 Sep. 2019 Stockpiles are now down to roughly 115 million tons, implying a little under four weeks of cover for steelmakers there. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, "Iron-Ore Prices Have Surged Almost 70%, Hitting Steelmakers," 10 July 2019 That, in turn, lowered output all along the manufacturing supply chain, from steelmakers to heavy equipment companies such as Caterpillar. Washington Post, "US factories shrink for 1st time in 3 years amid trade war," 4 Sep. 2019 Petróleos Mexicanos invested $475 million to acquire a fertilizer plant from steelmaker Altos Hornos de Mexico and to rehabilitate the plant. WSJ, "Corrections & Amplifications," 29 May 2019 NotPetya even spread back to Russia, inflicting further collateral damage on victims like the state oil company Rosneft, steelmaker Evraz, medical technology firm Invitro, and Sberbank. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, "The WIRED Guide to Cyberwar," 23 Aug. 2019 In 2005 Aditya Mittal, now president of ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steelmaker, mused that companies would need to smelt at least 100m tonnes a year to survive. The Economist, "The European steel industry is being clobbered," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of steelmaker

1774, in the meaning defined above

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