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Meaning of CAST-IRON

Pronunciation:  'kast'Iurn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting
  2. [adj]  extremely robust; "an iron constitution"
 

CAST-IRON is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: iron, robust
 
 See Also: alloy cast iron, alloy iron, atomic number 26, Fe, iron, pearlite, pig iron, pot metal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cast" i`ron\
    Highly carbonized iron, the direct product of the blast
    furnace; -- used for making castings, and for conversion into
    wrought iron and steel. It can not be welded or forged, is
    brittle, and sometimes very hard. Besides carbon, it contains
    sulphur, phosphorus, silica, etc.
    
    
  2. \Cast"-i`ron\, a.
    Made of cast iron. Hence, Fig.: like cast iron; hardy;
    unyielding.
    
    
 

 

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