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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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 The memorial garden near the courtyard’s wrought iron gate is one of Mathieu’s favorite parts of the outdoor space. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "This idyllic English garden is hiding in plain sight in Old Louisville," 7 June 2018 Another bar area connects to the dog-friendly patio which has about a dozen wrought iron umbrella tables, bean bag games and a giant Jenga. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Work on some nachos, wings and bacon balls At the Office in Crestwood," 31 May 2018 Small wrought iron pieces he's designed as gifts for friends and clients: a fish, a scrolling key holder, a butterfly and more. Sarah Bonnette, NOLA.com, "Artscape: Sal "Dash" Diecidue celebrates 70 years of creating ironwork," 9 May 2018 Concrete, wrought iron If the front of your home has plain concrete, consider sprucing it up with a pattern that compliments your décor. Brian Sodoma And Clare Gersh, azcentral, "Boost curb appeal by painting accents on the exterior of your home," 2 May 2018 On fixtures, brass and wrought iron look beautiful and won’t show wear and tear or water spots as easily as other finishes. Amanda Smith, ELLE Decor, "16 Accents and Finishes for a Timeless Kitchen," 17 Apr. 2018

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1678, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wrought iron was in 1678

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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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