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 But the interiors are contemporary with exposed steelwork and timber floors. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 30 Dec. 2021 Ultimately, though, her writing has been an art not so much of lies but of steelwork: turning the hard metal of autobiography into something molten, a substance that sparks and hisses and flows. The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 The physical and ecological wages of steelwork had significant ramifications for their wives and families. Scott W. Stern, The New Republic, 31 Mar. 2021 Rebuilding all the steelworks; refashioning the cement works; recycling or replacing the plastics; transforming farms on all continents. The Economist, 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., 2 May 2020 The closer her patients live to the steelworks, the more acute their symptoms. The Economist, 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, 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, 4 Jan. 2020 See More

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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 27 Jun. 2022.

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