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plow steel

noun
1.
steel that contains 0.5 to 0.95 percent carbon.
Origin of plow steel
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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  • One day he appeared at a blacksmith shop in Omaha, and ordered a big wagon box made of plow steel, which he paid for in advance.

    Thirty Years on the Frontier Robert McReynolds

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