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

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In the French Quarter, multi-story buildings are often outfitted with the same double gallery seen on rural homes, which were later enclosed with wrought iron during the Victorian era. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "A Look At French Colonial Architecture, The Star Style Of New Orleans," 21 Dec. 2018 In 1976, one of the Poulsen children built the wooden European Chalet-style home that sits on the property now, a classic ski home with stone fireplaces, wood paneling, clear-heart redwood beams, and wrought iron accents. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Historic ski chalet on last large parcel in Squaw Valley asks $15M," 11 Dec. 2018 GUSTAVE EIFFEL - Staircase of the Eiffel Tower – 1889 Bolted wrought iron Estimate: 40 000 - 60 000 € . Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Make This Piece Of The Eiffel Tower A Part Of Your Home For $45K," 21 Nov. 2018 There are six wrought iron tables and two wooden tables on the main deck. Myrna Petlicki, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Reflections Restaurant & Lounge in Lake Villa," 7 July 2018 Distinctive elements: The garden's gate was built from salvaged wrought iron more than 100 years old. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "This idyllic English garden is hiding in plain sight in Old Louisville," 7 June 2018 What the Chalybes made is called wrought iron, one of a couple major precursors to modern steel. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 Twenty-eight wrought iron armchairs have colorful cushions. Myrna Petlicki, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Reflections Restaurant & Lounge in Lake Villa," 7 July 2018 Lord Dundonald, an impecunious earl with an inventive streak, patented the processing of smelting coke—a key development, converting coal to a nearly pure carbon state that produced an easy-to-work iron. Charles R. Morris, WSJ, "‘Energy’ Review: The Path to Power," 21 June 2018

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1678, in the meaning defined above

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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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