steel·​work ˈstēl-ˌwərk How to pronounce steelwork (audio)
: work in steel
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 And in that, the steelworks company behind them boasts, these decoy weapons are remarkably successful: hundreds have been targeted by Russian forces almost as soon as they were deployed. Melissa Bell, CNN, 11 Sep. 2023 The sprawling steelworks was the last bastion of resistance as Russian forces took control of the port city of Mariupol. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 9 July 2023 But his semi-retired father, Dave, recalls halcyon days when football was the Saturday afternoon pastime for workers in the coal mining and steelworks industries. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Apr. 2023 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of steelwork was in 1681

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“Steelwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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