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steelwork

[steel-wurk] /ˈstilˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
steel parts or articles.
2.
the steel frame or superstructure of a building, bridge, etc.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; steel + work
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Examples for steelwork
  • steelwork is generally better suited to resist relatively low intensity, but long duration effects of large stand-off explosions.
  • Note also one of the mill's large tanks to the right, and the structural steelwork of the mill building overhead.
  • steelwork shall be cambered to compensate for the weight of utilities.
British Dictionary definitions for steelwork

steelwork

/ˈstiːlˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
a frame, foundation, or building, or article made of steel the steelwork of a skyscraper
Derived Forms
steelworking, noun
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