Wrought iron

Definition of Wrought iron

(Metal.) the purest form of iron commonly known in the arts, containing only about half of one per cent of carbon. It is made either directly from the ore, as in the Catalan forge or bloomery, or by purifying (puddling) cast iron in a reverberatory furnace or refinery. It is tough, malleable, and ductile. When formed into bars, it is called bar iron.
See under Iron.

See also: Iron Wrought

Related Words

atomic number 26, Fe, iron, pig iron, Swedish iron
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