One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Steel that has been melted and cast in a mould, rather than worked while solid.
- ‘He makes clay pipes in the traditional way using simple hand tools and original cast steel moulds dating from the 1800s.’
- ‘Its cast steel base is a sculpted form of structure.’
- ‘These cars were ideal for this type of service. Their cast steel and rivet construction could withstand the high temperatures of 150 tons of steel, when a welded construction car would have soon collapsed.’
- ‘Each anchorage is a cast steel socket filled with epoxy and steel balls that lock in the individual cable wires.’
- ‘The Ward & Paync catalogue of 1911 lists ten sizes of sash mortise chisels from one-eighth to three-quarters inch in two qualities, cast steel best quality and London pattern with solid bolsters.’
- ‘The design team specified special cast steel anchors to eliminate the need for external connections.’
- ‘He was the only exclusive manufacturer of mill picks in this country, bought only the best English cast steel from Sheffield, and employed only competent and careful workmen whom he personally superintended.’
- ‘Ductility depends greatly on the strength, or hardness, of the cast steel.’
- ‘In general, straight chromium grades of high-alloy cast steel are either martensitic or ferritic, the chromium-nickel grades are either duplex or austenitic, and the nickel-chromium steels are fully austenitic.’
- ‘The housing is therefore subjected to a tensile stress, which is obviously below the yield stress of the cast steel normally used, but there is a measurable elastic deformation.’
- 1.1historical Steel made by melting wrought iron in crucibles with charcoal.
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