an iron or steel bar, brace, or cleat in the form of an angle.
Also called angle, an·gle bar [ang-guhl bahr], /ˈæŋ gəl ˌbɑr/, L bar [el-bahr], /ˈɛl ˌbɑr/, L beam [el-beem]. /ˈɛl ˌbim/. a piece of structural iron or steel having a cross section in the form of an L.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use angle iron in a sentence
The sides of the tank are riveted to a vertical angle iron, the cross section of which is clearly shown in the plan.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design | David Allan Low
Another angle iron of the same dimensions is used in the same way to connect the sides with the bottom.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design | David Allan Low
The hulls, navicular in form and having a flat bottom, are constructed of one-tenth inch iron plate and 40x40 angle iron.Scientific American Supplement No. 299 | Various
To give the water a rotary motion he had inserted a helical piece of angle iron, and so prevented deposition.
The spandrels are formed of uprights and diagonals, the former being made of four angle-irons, and the latter of one angle-iron.
British Dictionary definitions for angle iron
Also called: angle, angle bar an iron or a steel structural bar that has an L-shaped cross section
any piece of iron or steel forming an angle, esp a right angle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012