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 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 Most of the steelworks that once employed thousands shut down in the 1970s and 1980s. Washington Post, "Neglected heartland seen as key to Brexit-dominated election," 13 Nov. 2019 Reclaimed barn-wood floors, marble walls and custom steelwork add visual interest to the 5,113 square feet of living space. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property Newsletter: L.A.’s celebrity-forward neighborhoods see more realty action," 19 Oct. 2019 The look is lighter, fresher -- a clean, creamy expanse of whitewashed brick walls, tufted banquettes, steelwork windows, pops of jade, and towering palm trees and birds of paradise providing coastal atmospherics. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "The Annie Café & Bar begins a new era for the former Café Annie," 25 Sep. 2019 Margaret Armiger, a Conservative councillor, described her father, in the early days of the Second World War, cycling more than a hundred miles to find a job at the steelworks. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, "The Death of British Steel and the Myth of the Good Brexit," 10 July 2019 In the afternoon, there was an emergency meeting of the North Lincolnshire Council, to support the steelworks. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, "The Death of British Steel and the Myth of the Good Brexit," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of steelwork

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jan 2020

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“Steelwork.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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