channel iron


noun

a rolled steel or iron shape having a U-shaped cross section, with two narrower sides at right angles to a broader one.

Nearby words

  1. channel back,
  2. channel bass,
  3. channel captain,
  4. channel catfish,
  5. channel country,
  6. channel islands,
  7. channel surfing,
  8. channel tunnel,
  9. channel-hop,
  10. channel-surf

Origin of channel iron

First recorded in 1885–90

Also called channel bar.

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British Dictionary definitions for channel iron

channel iron

channel bar

noun

a rolled-steel bar with a U-shaped cross sectionSometimes shortened to: channel
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