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structural steel

the variety of steel shapes rolled for use in construction.
a steel having a composition suitable for such shapes.
Origin of structural steel
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for structural steel
Historical Examples
  • The rebuilding of Baltimore required 30,100 tons of structural steel.

  • The weight of structural steel used in the completed building is about 11,000 tons.

  • In a moment he returned carrying the projection room, with a tail of structural steel and electric cables hanging below.

    The Image and the Likeness John Scott Campbell
  • The imports consist of cotton and woollen manufactures, structural steel and machinery, preserved fish and meats, and coal-oil.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • The patent bars are all lettered and numbered as structural steel is, and can be placed under the direction of the foreman.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • Instead of cableways there were great cantilever cranes built of structural steel.

    The Panama Canal

    Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • The old time carpenter and builder gives way to the house-smith and the structural steel worker.

  • Since 1883, bridge and structural steel manufacture has developed greatly in Montreal.

    Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)

    William Henry Atherton
  • He grasped the structural steel member in his great hands, and in the light gravity, ascended rapidly.

    Accidental Flight Floyd L. Wallace
  • The three landing craft approached that enigmatic lattice-work of structural steel and stopped.

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for structural steel

structural steel

a strong mild steel used in construction work
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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