wrought iron

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

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

  1. an antique wrought iron fence

  2. a chair made of wrought iron

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First Known Use of wrought iron

1678

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Definition of wrought iron for English Language Learners

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


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