cast iron


General English

General Science

  • noun a very hard alloy of iron, silicon and 1.7 per cent to 4.5 per cent carbon, which is smelted and poured into moulds to shape it

Cars & Driving

  • noun iron with a high carbon content and also containing much cementite or graphite, so that it is unsuitable as wrought iron


  • An iron alloy cast in sand molds and machined to make many building products such as ornamentation, pipe and pipe fittings, and fencing.