wrought-iron

wrought iron

noun
a form of iron, almost entirely free of carbon and having a fibrous structure including a uniformly distributed slag content, that is readily forged and welded.

Origin:
1670–80

wrought-iron, adjective
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wrought iron
 
n
a.  a pure form of iron having a low carbon content and a fibrous microstructure. It is made by various processes and is often used for decorative work
 b.  (as modifier): wrought-iron gates

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