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 The architect used cast iron and wrought iron for his internal structure, switching to newly available steel for the upper floors. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Should this long-gone Chicago high-rise still be called the ‘first skyscraper’? Maybe not, says the group that stripped Willis Tower of its tallest-building titles," 7 Nov. 2019 This same line of thinking might be behind Joanna's preference for other, similarly dark materials, like wrought iron. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "Here's Why Joanna Gaines Painted This Part of Her Bedroom Black," 13 Oct. 2019 Lewallen said the letter size can be adjusted upward to 15 or 18 inches if the design fits Ramona’s character with materials such as wood or wrought iron. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Board members approve business design proposals," 28 Sep. 2019 Rustic wrought iron fixtures add to the feeling of being in a manor. Roxanne Washington, cleveland.com, "Cool Spaces: Cozy ‘castle’ is among eight stops on Heights Heritage Home & Garden Tour Sept. 15," 30 Aug. 2019 The wrought iron in these posts has been worked into the shape of palm trees. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Home near Cranbrook's art objects is filled with space and glamour," 3 Aug. 2019 And sections of black wrought iron fencing have been installed, lending a more stately air to the ground. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "Once in ruins, San Antonio’s Eastview Cemetery restored to sacred resting place," 15 Aug. 2019 Just like grandma used to make, but in an upscale setting of Carrara marble tabletops, wrought iron, traditional bistro chairs, decorative and subway tiles and an intricate copper ceiling. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Why Coronado is San Diego County’s next A-list dining destination," 6 June 2019 An area of southern England known as the Weald was pumping out more than 550 tons of wrought iron alone. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Just Like Us, Pompeii Also Struggled With Potholes," 15 May 2019

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First Known Use of wrought iron

1678, in the meaning defined above

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24 Nov 2019

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“Wrought iron.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrought%20iron. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of wrought iron

: a kind of iron that is often used to make decorative fences, furniture, etc.

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