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An easily welded and forged iron that is a mechanical mixture of refined metallic iron with 1 to 3 percent siliceous slag.
a. 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
b. (as modifier): wrought-iron gates.
a form of iron, nearly free of carbon and having a fibrous structure including a uniformly distributed slag content, that is readily forged and welded.
An alloy of carbon and iron containing up to 1.2 percent carbon. The iron also contains fine fibers of slag (mostly ferrous silicate) which run in the direction in which the iron ingot is rolled. Wrought iron has high corrosion resistance, is easily welded, and in general is easily worked. It is this variety of iron that is most encountered in the “iron” parts of horse-drawn farm implements.
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|Noun||1.||wrought iron - iron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded|
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