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steelman

[steel-muh n] /ˈstil mən/
noun, plural steelmen.
1.
a person engaged in the steelmaking business.
Origin of steelman
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  • And, steelman's heart being warmed by his successes, he lent the overcoat.

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  • "Well, I hope your leg will soon be all right, boss," said steelman.

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  • steelman gave an exclamation of disapproval with that state of financial affairs.

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  • Brown tried all ways to get rid of steelman, but he couldn't do it.

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  • "We'll turn off into the scrub and strike the track the other side of the shanty and come back to it," said steelman.

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  • steelman was a hard case, but some said that Smith was harder.

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  • steelman watched his face very close, but he never moved a muscle.

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  • steelman "had" you in a fashion that would make your friends laugh.

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  • It would be hard to offend a steelman more than to suggest that his work did not stand up.

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steelman in Technology


DoD, June 1978. Fifth and last of the series of DoD requirements that led to Ada. "Steelman Requirements for High Order Programming Languages", US Dept of Defense, June 1978. SIGPLAN Notices 13(12) (Dec 1978). (See Strawman, Woodenman, Tinman, Ironman).

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