plow steel

noun
steel that contains 0.5 to 0.95 percent carbon.

Origin:
perhaps from the quality of the strong wire rope made from it, used to attach a plow to a steam engine

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The wire ropes shall be fabricated of plow steel with steel center complete and shall include swaged fittings.
Provide extra flexible improved plow steel wire rope, manufactured for crane service.
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