channel iron

a rolled steel or iron shape having a U -shaped cross section, with two narrower sides at right angles to a broader one. See illus. under shape.
Also called channel bar.

1885–90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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channel iron or channel bar
Sometimes shortened to: channel a rolled-steel bar with a U-shaped cross section
channel bar or channel bar

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Example sentences
New channel iron is used to stabilize the existing coffers and ties reinforced, as necessary.
On the second trip they transferred materials such as bolts, braces and channel iron to the top of the bent cap.
No pipe, channel iron, angle iron or any other kind of strengthening material may be added to the vehicle.
Cutting angle iron and channel iron to specified size and suspending angle iron grid and channel iron from ceiling, using wire.
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