angle iron

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angle iron

n.
A length of steel or iron bent at a right angle along its long dimension, used as a support or structural framework.

angle iron

n
1. (Building) Also called: angle or angle bar an iron or a steel structural bar that has an L-shaped cross section
2. (Mechanical Engineering) any piece of iron or steel forming an angle, esp a right angle

an′gle i′ron


n.
1. an iron or steel bar, brace, or cleat in the form of an angle.
2. a piece of structural iron or steel having a cross section in the form of an L.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.angle iron - an L-shaped metal bracketangle iron - an L-shaped metal bracket    
wall bracket, bracket - a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)
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