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white iron

  1. cast iron having most or all of its carbon in the form of cementite and exhibiting a silvery fracture.
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Origin of white iron

First recorded in 1525–35
Also called white cast iron.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • The only alloy of iron interesting to the arts, is that with tin, in the formation of tin-plate, or white-iron.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure