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 Material Fireplace tools are typically made from steel, iron, brass, bronze, or wrought iron. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Oct. 2023 Sliding doors open the living room to an outdoor area highlighted by a vintage André Dubreuil wrought iron Spine chair. Abigail Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Oct. 2023 Several users do note that while the cups and links are wrought iron, the chain and clips appear to be made of a weaker metal, and may not be ideal for windy climates. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Sep. 2023 The small, urban field is planted in tree boxes across the street from the Russian Embassy in D.C., where an entire block of residents has been in a slow-burn cold war with the diplomats behind the heavily guarded, wrought iron security gates since the country invaded Ukraine. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 According to DeVries Patio Furniture, aluminum, and wicker furniture can last over 15 years, while wrought iron and teakwood furniture can last over 25 years. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 4 Aug. 2023 Exterior Built in the 1950s, according to The Wall Street Journal, the pedigreed pad is packed with architectural details like a tiled roof, arched windows, and wrought iron accents. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 3 Aug. 2023 Numerous American institutions erected wrought iron gates to exclude hip hop and the people who make it over these past 50 years. A.d. Carson, Spin, 26 Aug. 2023 Nearby is a billiards room wrapped in wainscoting, a dining room swaddled in gold and silver brocade wallpaper below a shimmery platinum ceiling, and a walk-in wine cellar behind a custom wood and wrought iron door. Mark David, Robb Report, 18 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wrought iron was in 1678

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“Wrought iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrought%20iron. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

wrought iron

: a commercial form of iron that is tough but soft and that can be hammered and shaped

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