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wrought iron:

see ironiron,
metallic chemical element; symbol Fe [Lat. ferrum]; at. no. 26; at. wt. 55.845; m.p. about 1,535°C;; b.p. about 2,750°C;; sp. gr. 7.87 at 20°C;; valence +2, +3, +4, or +6. Iron is biologically significant.
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wrought iron

1. A commercially pure iron of fibrous nature, valued for its corrosion resistance and ductility; used for water pipes, water tank plates, rivets, and other forged work.
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An easily forged iron containing carbon. It can be hammered into shapes, either when hot or cold, and is used as decorative grilles for window openings, entryways, or balcony railings.

Wrought Iron

 

a commercial iron obtained through old production methods directly from iron ore or pig iron. The spongy masses of iron (blooms) formed in a furnace or hearth consists of iron crystals of high purity mixed with a certain quantity of uniformly distributed liquid slag. Upon extraction from the furnace or hearth, the hot bloom is subjected to forging or rolling, as a result of which the slag is ejected and the iron crystals are fused. Wrought iron has excellent mechanical properties, for example, malleability, corrosion resistance, and weldability. By the 1950’s wrought iron had been almost entirely replaced by steel.

wrought iron

[′rȯt ′ī·ərn]
(metallurgy)
A commercial iron consisting of slag fibers, primarily iron silicate, embedded in a ferrite matrix.

wrought iron

A commercially pure iron of fibrous nature; valued for its corrosion resistance and ductility; used for water pipes, water tank plates, rivets, stay bolts, and forged work.

wrought iron

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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