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soft iron

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Definition of soft iron in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Iron that has a low carbon content and is easily magnetized and demagnetized, used to make the cores of solenoids and other electrical equipment.
Example sentences
  • The first Damascus steels were made by twisting two strands of thick wire - one of soft iron, the second a primitive form of steel - into a rope.
  • For the length of the blade was run with serpentine interlace, the hard and soft iron twisted together - a union of strong and flexible.
  • The principle consists simply of a smooth flat blade of soft iron, set in a frame and fed with sharp sand and water.

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