steel·​work | \ ˈstēl-ˌwərk How to pronounce steelwork (audio) \

Definition of steelwork

1 : work in steel
2 steelworks plural in form but singular or plural in construction : an establishment where steel is made

Examples of steelwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rebuilding all the steelworks; refashioning the cement works; recycling or replacing the plastics; transforming farms on all continents. The Economist, "The past, present and future of climate change," 21 Sep. 2019 The area, home to Poland’s largest concentration of heavy industries from steelworks to carmakers, is the country’s second-richest behind only the capital, Warsaw., "Sanofi Vaccine Plan Slammed; WHO Seeks Fair Supply: Virus Update," 2 May 2020 The closer her patients live to the steelworks, the more acute their symptoms. The Economist, "Down at heel The travails of “ex-Ilva”, Europe’s largest steel plant," 27 Feb. 2020 The Lanarkshire was run by the Colville family before nationalization and Motherwell’s domination by the great steelworks of Ravenscraig. Deborah Orr, The New York Review of Books, "Made in Lanarkshire, Scotland," 7 Feb. 2020 But the closing of the steelworks — still known by its former name, ILVA — would be worth about 1.4 percent of Italy’s entire economic output, according to a recent study. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "Troubles at an Aging Steel Mill Mirror Italy’s Own," 4 Jan. 2020 More than 8,000 people used to work at the steelworks here, owned by American Steel and Wire Co., a U.S. Steel subsidiary. Sharon Kelly,, "What the petrochemical buildout along the Ohio River means for regional communities and beyond," 6 Jan. 2020 With the decline of the big industries, coal mines, shipyards and steelworks, by 2010 white-collar Labour voters outnumbered blue-collar voters. Stephen Castle, New York Times, "Battered U.K. Labour Party Ponders Next Move, as Corbyn Plans Exit," 13 Dec. 2019 Excluding power plants, the largest individual sources of carbon pollution in Europe are all steelworks. Chris Bryant | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "How the Steel Industry Made Millions From the Climate Crisis," 25 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of steelwork

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Steelwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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