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mild steel

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noun
  1. low-carbon steel, containing no more than 0.25 percent carbon.

Origin of mild steel

First recorded in 1865–70
Also called soft steel.
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British Dictionary definitions for mild steel

mild steel

noun
  1. any of a class of strong tough steels that contain a low quantity of carbon (0.1–0.25 per cent)
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