wire brush

a brush with steel bristles for removing rust, flaking paint, etc.
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verb (used with object)
to clean or remove with a wire brush.
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wire brush
a brush having wire bristles, used for cleaning metal, esp for removing rust, or for brushing against a cymbal

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Example sentences
Remove sealing tape that requires scraping, wire brushing, and cleaning with a
  drill mounted wire brush.
The piles are then finally cleaned using a wire brush attached to the drill rig.
Surfaces must be cleaned using a wire brush, a light grinding action or a mild
With hot rolled steel, scale and surface oxidation must be removed by shot or
  media blasting, wire brush or chemical means.
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