noun, plural steel·works. (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. an establishment where steel is made and often manufactured into girders, rails, etc.

Origin of steelworks

steel + works


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

Origin of steelwork

First recorded in 1675–85; steel + work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for steelworks

Historical Examples of 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


  1. (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


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