Definition of structural steel in English:

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structural steel

Pronunciation: /ˈstrək(t)SH(ə)rəl stēl/


Strong mild steel in shapes suited to construction work.
Example sentences
  • Concrete offers shorter lead times for start-up of construction than does structural steel, which has long waits for special ordered shapes.
  • However, structural steel shapes will have a weaker price recovery than other steel products, says Anton.
  • With structural steel construction, the addition of reinforced concrete cores and shear walls greatly dampens the amount of sway.

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Syllabification: struc·tur·al steel

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