wrought iron


Definition of wrought iron

: a commercial form of iron that is tough, malleable, and relatively soft, contains less than 0.3 percent and usually less than 0.1 percent carbon, and carries 1 or 2 percent of slag mechanically mixed with it

Examples of wrought iron in a Sentence

an antique wrought iron fence a chair made of wrought iron
Recent Examples on the Web Guests can stay in the French Colonial wing, built as a Jesuit university in 1739; Spanish Colonial wing, with original stone walls, dark woods and wrought iron accents; or in the American wing, taking inspiration from the early 20th century. Necee Regis, BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2022 The patio features benches and wrought iron chairs in an almond green shade with pink cushions, while the signature restaurant has a striking mural with tropical plants and animals painted on it, beautifully bringing the outdoors in. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 15 Apr. 2022 Taking centre stage is an elegant Regency staircase, with decorative wrought iron details, which winds upwards from the hallway-lobby area. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 The original wrought iron handrail lines the stairs up to the bedrooms, which can also be accessed by elevator. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 10 Apr. 2022 Art nouveau wrought iron railings on balconies overlook cobblestone streets. New York Times, 3 Apr. 2022 The 1800s Room, which was Gilbert’s original cottage, features a classic wrought iron bed frame and a separate sitting room with a sleeper sofa. oregonlive, 13 Feb. 2022 There’s pea gravel, container gardens and wrought iron. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Feb. 2022 Collecting antique wrought iron from a wagonmaker Patagonia, Arizona seemed to Goodman a great place to start. Athena Ankrah, The Arizona Republic, 11 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wrought iron

1678, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2022

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“Wrought iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrought%20iron. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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