white iron

noun

Definition of white iron

1 : iron in thin sheets coated with tin : tinplate
2 : a hard silvery-white pig iron or cast iron having its carbon content almost entirely in combined form

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First Known Use of white iron

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“White iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20iron. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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