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steelworks

[steel-wurks] /ˈstilˌwɜrks/
noun, plural steelworks. (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
an establishment where steel is made and often manufactured into girders, rails, etc.
Origin
steel + works

steelwork

[steel-wurk] /ˈstilˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
steel parts or articles.
2.
the steel frame or superstructure of a building, bridge, etc.
Origin
1675-85; steel + work
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British Dictionary definitions for steelworks

steelworks

/ˈstiːlˌwɜːks/
noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) a plant in which steel is made from iron ore and rolled or forged into blooms, billets, bars, or sheets
Derived Forms
steelworker, noun

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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