wrought iron

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wrought iron

An easily welded and forged iron that is a mechanical mixture of refined metallic iron with 1 to 3 percent siliceous slag.

wrought iron

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.

wrought′ i′ron

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.
wrought′-i`ron, adj.

Wrought Iron

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrought iron - iron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded
atomic number 26, Fe, iron - a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
pig iron - crude iron tapped from a blast furnace
Swedish iron - wrought iron of high purity made in Sweden
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No, I think of sinking this engine in the earth alone, binding it with hoops of wrought iron, and finally surrounding it with a thick mass of masonry of stone and cement.
A flight of red freestone steps, fenced in by a balustrade of curiously wrought iron, ascends from the court-yard to the spacious porch, over which is a balcony, with an iron balustrade of similar pattern and workmanship to that beneath.
A main entrance it was plainly meant to be, but never finished; instead of gates of wrought iron, a pair of hurdles were tied across with a straw rope; and as there were no park walls, nor any sign of avenue, the track that I was following passed on the right hand of the pillars, and went wandering on toward the house.
A few minutes later we had reached the lodge-gates, a maze of fantastic tracery in wrought iron, with weather-bitten pillars on either side, blotched with lichens, and surmounted by the boars' heads of the Baskervilles.
About two-thirds of the way along the Faubourg Saint-Honore, and in the rear of one of the most imposing mansions in this rich neighborhood, where the various houses vie with each other for elegance of design and magnificence of construction, extended a large garden, where the wide-spreading chestnut-trees raised their heads high above the walls in a solid rampart, and with the coming of every spring scattered a shower of delicate pink and white blossoms into the large stone vases that stood upon the two square pilasters of a curiously wrought iron gate, that dated from the time of Louis XII.
The little balcony of wrought iron which advanced in front of this window was furnished with a pot of red gilliflowers, another pot of primroses, and an early rose-tree, the foliage of which, beautifully green, was variegated with numerous red specks announcing future roses.
He showed me also the treasure of gold, and wrought iron that Ulysses had got together.
Take me alive," he cried, "son of Atreus, and you shall have a full ransom for me: my father is rich and has much treasure of gold, bronze, and wrought iron laid by in his house.
It was firmly secured by bands of wrought iron, riveted, and forming a kind of open trelliswork over the whole.
Large number of people are showing interest and buying wrought iron furniture to make a new touch in their decor.
about 6 piece wrought iron window grills with segmental arches and hand-forged ornaments / decorations
Peter Sotheran, chairman of the almshouses trustees, explained: "Many of the intricate joints in the wrought iron were beginning to corrode away due to rain water settling in the crevices.