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angle iron

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noun
  1. an iron or steel bar, brace, or cleat in the form of an angle.
  2. Also called angle, angle bar, L bar, L beam. 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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Historical Examples of 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.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887

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British Dictionary definitions for angle iron

angle iron

noun
  1. Also called: angle, angle bar an iron or a steel structural bar that has an L-shaped cross section
  2. any piece of iron or steel forming an angle, esp a right angle
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