mild-steel

mild steel

noun
low-carbon steel, containing no more than 0.25 percent carbon.
Also called soft steel.


Origin:
1865–70

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mild steel
 
n
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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