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angle iron

an iron or steel bar, brace, or cleat in the form of an angle.
Also called angle, angle bar, L bar, L beam. a piece of structural iron or steel having a cross section in the form of an L .
Origin of angle iron
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Bolts can be used on metal fence posts or pre-drilled angle iron.
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  • angle iron ribs were installed across the chute floor to retain the bedding on the slope.
  • They screwed the jacks to get the angle iron to the correct grade and then set the panels on top of the angle iron.
  • The bolts attaching the angle iron to the concrete later were found to be corroded.
  • The upright posts and support feet can be perforated square steel tubing or angle iron.
  • All existing angle iron in the channel shall be removed.
  • One of the workers was working on the underside of the deck with a cutting torch to remove the temporary angle iron supports.
  • What is not preferred is to have angle iron welded to rail post and bolted back in to brick ledge.
British Dictionary definitions for angle iron

angle iron

Also called angle, angle bar. an iron or a steel structural bar that has an L-shaped cross section
any piece of iron or steel forming an angle, esp a right angle
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