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wrought iron



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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wronskian, wrote, wrote the book on, wroth, wrought, wrought iron, wrought-up, wrung, wrvs, wry, wry-necked

Origin of wrought iron

First recorded in 1670–80
Related formswrought-i·ron, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for wrought iron

wrought iron


  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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