Definition of steel wool in English:

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steel wool

Pronunciation: /ˌstēl ˈwo͝ol/


Fine strands of steel matted together into a mass, used as an abrasive.
Example sentences
  • Periodically, warm mineral oil should be applied with an absorbent cloth or very fine steel wool to the surface and edges.
  • Rub greasy spots with a mild or moderate abrasive, such as fine steel wool, and a dish detergent until they disappear.
  • If necessary, gently sand away stubborn rust on pruners and loppers with fine steel wool; use medium-grit sandpaper on larger tools.

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Syllabification: steel wool

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