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 The original 700-pound iron and wood ball that Ochs commissioned was used from 1907 to 1920, when it was replaced with a lighter 400-pound ball made of wrought iron. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "The History Behind the New Year's Eve Ball Drop," 22 Dec. 2020 And the wrought iron railing on the stairway leading to the upper and lower floors also is original but has been capped by brass hand railings that keep with the old-timey feel of the place. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio’s Red Berry Mansion gets new life as home to catering company The RK Group," 22 Oct. 2020 To account for coronavirus, the array of creepy characters who normally perform at Halloween on Franklin will be behind a wrought iron fence, distanced from each other and the visitors. oregonlive, "Candy chutes and mechanical hands: Halloween displays with distancing in mind," 28 Oct. 2020 At the home on Boca Lago Drive, Gina Swenson of Valparaiso painted a black, wrought iron railing at the front steps. Amy Lavalley, chicagotribune.com, "Home Team Valpo gets start doing cleanup, raking leaves and helping those who can’t: ''I can’t do things like I used to'," 25 Oct. 2020 Close to the wrought iron fence along Cordova Street are two gravestones linked into a joint memorial. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "In Anchorage’s downtown cemetery, every grave marker has a story to tell," 25 Oct. 2020 The property has numerous wrought iron terraces that overlook the gardens. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Gene Simmons Is Kissing His L.A. Mansion Goodbye," 22 Oct. 2020 The staircase, for example, has a dramatic three-story railing with wrought iron balusters in three shapes. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$1.7M Birmingham house fits onto narrow 43-foot lot," 3 Oct. 2020 All-weather wicker chairs from Target and a black wrought iron table and chairs provide places to read and eat. Washington Post, "How to make the most of your outdoor space as the pandemic drags on into fall and winter," 30 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of wrought iron

1678, in the meaning defined above

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“Wrought iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrought%20iron. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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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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