steelworks

[ steel-wurks ]
/ ˈstilˌwɜrks /
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noun, plural steel·works. (used with a singular or plural verb)

an establishment where steel is made and often manufactured into girders, rails, etc.

Nearby words

  1. steelmaking,
  2. steelman,
  3. steels,
  4. steelwork,
  5. steelworker,
  6. steely,
  7. steelyard,
  8. steen,
  9. steen, jan,
  10. steenbok

Origin of steelworks

steel + works

steelwork

[ steel-wurk ]
/ ˈstilˌwɜrk /

noun

steel parts or articles.
the steel frame or superstructure of a building, bridge, etc.

Origin of steelwork

First recorded in 1675–85; steel + work

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Examples from the Web for steelworks

  • But she has made up for it by utilizing a by-product of her steelworks.

    Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson


British Dictionary definitions for steelworks

steelworks

/ (ˈstiːlˌwɜːks) /

noun

(functioning as singular or plural) a plant in which steel is made from iron ore and rolled or forged into blooms, billets, bars, or sheets
Derived Formssteelworker, noun

steelwork

/ (ˈstiːlˌwɜːk) /

noun

a frame, foundation, or building, or article made of steelthe steelwork of a skyscraper
Derived Formssteelworking, noun

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