HyperDic: cast_iron

English > 1 sense of the expression cast iron:
NOUNsubstancecast ironan alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle / brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting
English > cast iron: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle / brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting.
Narroweralloy iron, alloy cast ironcast iron containing alloying elements (usually nickel or chromium or copper or molybdenum) to increase the strength or facilitate heat treatment
pot metalcast iron used for making cooking wares
Broaderiron, Fe, atomic number 26A heavy ductile magnetic metallic element
SubstancespearliteA lamellar mixture of cementite and ferrite formed during the cooling of austenite
pig ironcrude iron tapped from a blast furnace
Spanisharrabio, fundición, hierro colado, hierro fundido
Catalanarrabio, ferro colat, ferro fos

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