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noun

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.

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Origin of wrought iron

First recorded in 1670–80
wrought-iron, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wrought iron

wrought iron

noun

  1. 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
  2. (as modifier)wrought-iron gates
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