- a form of iron, almost entirely free of carbon and having a fibrous structure including a uniformly distributed slag content, that is readily forged and welded.
Origin of wrought iron
First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for wrought iron
Lamps were here—scores of them, in wrought-iron chandeliers.The House Under the Sea
Sir Max Pemberton
They had reached the wrought-iron gates at the end of the avenue.Scaramouche
Wrought-iron beds with a pair of rollers were built for them.Artillery Through the Ages
She removed some non-existent dust from the wrought-iron standard.The Trail of the Hawk
There were no wrought-iron pipes then made or sold in America.
- a pure form of iron having a low carbon content and a fibrous microstructure. It is made by various processes and is often used for decorative work
- (as modifier)wrought-iron gates
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