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mild steel

low-carbon steel, containing no more than 0.25 percent carbon.
Also called soft steel.
Origin of mild steel
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for mild steel
  • Contractor shall ensure self loading leg kit made from mild steel powder coated is added.
  • They basically consist of a mild steel or stainless steel body attached to a threaded shank for ease of installation.
  • Start and restart an arc and run a bead on mild steel plate.
British Dictionary definitions for mild steel

mild steel

any of a class of strong tough steels that contain a low quantity of carbon (0.1–0.25 per cent)
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