Definition of wire wool in English:

wire wool


  • another term for steel wool
    • ‘He used the wire wool scouring scrubbing pad that I use to clean the cooker.’
    • ‘Scrub rusty grates with wire wool and give cast-iron surrounds a gloss with grate polish, available from hardware shops.’
    • ‘Always follow the provided instructions very carefully, leaving the chemical stripper for the stated time before removing with fine grade wire wool.’
    • ‘Alternatively, restorer's wax polish (there are several proprietary brands available) also applied with very fine wire wool and then polished with a rag gives an excellent finish.’
    • ‘Someone has attempted to erase the rather ugly scrawl in the middle with wire wool, or something scratchily similar.’


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