angle iron

[ ang-guhl ahy-ern ]
/ ˈæŋ gəl ˌaɪ ərn /

noun

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.

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Origin of angle iron

First recorded in 1850–55
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angle iron

noun

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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