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channel iron

noun
1.
a rolled steel or iron shape having a U -shaped cross section, with two narrower sides at right angles to a broader one.
Also called channel bar.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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channel iron

noun
1.
a rolled-steel bar with a U-shaped cross section Sometimes shortened to channel
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