[ steel-wurks ]
/ ˈstilˌwɜrks /

noun, plural steel·works. (used with a singular or plural verb)

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

Origin of steelworks

steel + works

Definition for steelworks (2 of 2)


[ steel-wurk ]
/ ˈstilˌwɜrk /


steel parts or articles.
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. 2019

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 (1 of 2)


/ (ˈstiːlˌwɜːks) /


(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 Forms

steelworker, noun

British Dictionary definitions for steelworks (2 of 2)


/ (ˈstiːlˌwɜːk) /


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

Derived Forms

steelworking, noun
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