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plow steel

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • The discharge wires are plow steel and the wire weights are cast iron.

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