wrought iron

noun

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 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 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

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1678, in the meaning defined above

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wrought iron

noun

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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