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

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Seven decades later, the whole country knew the process, and the steelworks of England burned bright. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 And once again, the steelworks of the New World played a decisive role in the Allies’ victory. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 Construction crews placed an American flag on top of the structure Tuesday evening to mark the completion of the steelwork. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "Hartsfield-Jackson canopy construction moving to next phase," 23 May 2018 Inside, the 5,113 square feet of living space features reclaimed barn-wood oak floors, custom steelwork and a chef's kitchen that opens to a large great room and family room. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Songwriter-producer Stephan Moccio lists Pacific Palisades home for $10 million," 17 May 2018 Mr Gupta alone, through his company GFC Alliance, is spending about A$1bn on the Whyalla steelworks. The Economist, "The power and the furoreA state election stirs a row about renewable energy in Australia," 8 Mar. 2018 The cheeky mashup of skater decor and light industrial steelwork. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "365 Days of Tacos: Orderup," 30 Oct. 2017 The 62-year-old man wanted his steelworks factory back. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "Indians file as many as 6 million open-record requests a year. But some have died for their efforts.," 13 Sep. 2017 The town, 300 kilometers (about 190 miles) east of Moscow, draws its relative prosperity from the steelworks that makes pipelines for Russia’s natural gas monopoly Gazprom. Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Seattle Times, "Small town miles from Moscow sees a political awakening," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of steelwork

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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