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Origin of angle iron
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for angle iron
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
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