steel wool


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steel wool

n.
Fine fibers of steel matted or woven together to form an abrasive for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing.

steel wool

n
(Metallurgy) a tangled or woven mass of fine steel fibres, used for cleaning or polishing

steel′ wool′


n.
a tangled or matted mass of stringlike steel shavings, used for scouring, polishing, smoothing, etc.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steel wool - a mass of woven steel fibers used as an abrasive
abradant, abrasive, abrasive material - a substance that abrades or wears down
Translations
ألْياف سِلْكِيَّه للتَّنْظيف
ocelová vlna
ståluld
acélforgács
stálull
oceľová vlna
bulaşık teli

steel wool

nlana d'acciaio

steel

(stiːl) noun, adjective
(of) a very hard alloy of iron and carbon, used for making tools etc. tools of the finest steel; steel knives/chisels; He had a grip of steel (= a very strong grip).
verb
to harden and strengthen (oneself, one's nerves etc) in preparation for doing, or resisting, something. He steeled himself to meet the attack / to tell his wife the truth.
ˈsteely adjective
hard, cold, strong or bright like steel.
ˈsteeliness noun
steel wool
a pad, ball etc of steel shavings used for scouring (pans etc) and polishing.
ˈsteelworks noun singular or plural
a factory where steel is made.
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WOOD JOINTS Strengthen wood joints when gluing them together by sprinkling a few strands of steel wool on the adhesive surface before sticking.
To remove varnish, use varnish remover with steel wool or a medium grade sandpaper.
The Normanby man got a degree at Cleveland College of Art & Design and has been exhibiting several steel wool sculptures at Psyche in Middlesbrough.
TOP TIP - keep using plenty of fresh pieces of steel wool as the wax quickly clogs it up.
I spent a good year developing a process whereby I can rust images on to steel wool shrouds," said Tony, who lives in Normanby.