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wrought iron

a form of iron, almost entirely free of carbon and having a fibrous structure including a uniformly distributed slag content, that is readily forged and welded.
Origin of wrought iron
First recorded in 1670-80
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wrought-iron, adjective Unabridged
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wrought iron

  1. a pure form of iron having a low carbon content and a fibrous microstructure. It is made by various processes and is often used for decorative work
  2. (as modifier): wrought-iron gates
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