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channel iron

a rolled steel or iron shape having a U -shaped cross section, with two narrower sides at right angles to a broader one.
Also called channel bar.
Origin of channel iron
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Combination steel and wood reaches, the sides being of channel iron and the center of wood, are favored by some operators.

    Motor Truck Logging Methods Frederick Malcolm Knapp
British Dictionary definitions for channel iron

channel iron

a rolled-steel bar with a U-shaped cross section Sometimes shortened to channel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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