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1. Something made of steel.
2. steelworks(used with a sing. verb) A plant where steel is made; a foundry.

steel′work′er n.
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(Metallurgy) (functioning as singular or plural) a plant in which steel is made from iron ore and rolled or forged into blooms, billets, bars, or sheets
ˈsteelˌworker n
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n., pl. -works. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
an establishment where steel or steel parts are made.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steelworks - a factory where steel is madesteelworks - a factory where steel is made  
Bessemer converter - a refractory-lined furnace used to convert pig iron into steel by the Bessemer process
blast furnace - a furnace for smelting of iron from iron oxide ores; combustion is intensified by a blast of air
factory, manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
rolling mill - steel mill where metal is rolled into sheets and bars
electric-arc furnace, Stassano furnace - an electric furnace in which an electric arc provides the source of heat for making steel
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مَصْنَع فولاذ
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[ˈstiːlwɜːks] NSINGfundición f, fundidora f (LAm)
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[ˈstiːlwɜːrks] naciérie f
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[ˈstiːlˌwɜːks] n pl invacciaieria
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(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).
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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References in classic literature ?
The end of it was that the young lady sent them a basket of things to eat, and left a letter that Jurgis was to take to a gentleman who was superintendent in one of the mills of the great steelworks in South Chicago.
There was no chance for a woman at the steelworks, and Marija was now ready for work again, and lured on from day to day by the hope of finding it at the yards.
Wrexham council chiefs are recommending plans to build nearly 470 homes on the former Brymbo Steelworks site are granted.
The family-owned Bird Group bought Risca-Pontymister steelworks in 1962 when it ceased production and it later became an industrial estate.
The payment suspension gives Danish Steelworks three months to conclude an agreement with a potential buyer.
A DERELICT steelworks is to be turned into a retail park, creating up to 300 jobs.
A FATHER and son who worked in a steelworks were put behind bars yesterday for giving their foreman a jolt in the testicles with a stun gun.
"It's not just the 10% who work in the steelworks. You've got associated businesses that deal with the steelworkers, the shift workers who go to garages, they go to shops.
Situated next to junction 24 of the busy M4, the 400-room hotel is also close to the huge Llanwern steelworks. But its big advantage is that it is not too far from Catherine's childhood home in Swansea.
SARAJEVO, January 23 (FENA) - FBiH Prime Minister Fadil NovaliA announced that the Government of the Federation of BiH will again discuss, on its Friday session, information on the situation in Zenica Steelworks, adding that he will propose that the FBiH Government asks the Finance Police to enter the Steelworks as soon as possible and analyze the operations of the Management and the Supervisory Board.
The documents from the National Archives describe desperate efforts to keep Llanwern steelworks running, a meeting between a South Wales miner's wife opposed to the strike and Margaret Thatcher, and a future Welsh Secretary's call for a "war of attrition".