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- noun a type of steel with a low carbon content (0.1–0.25 per cent), widely used in vehicle construction
- A steel having a low carbon content, and therefore being relatively soft and ductile. This type of steel is sometimes used for the manufacture of boilers and tanks, but not for structural beams, columns, or lintels. Mild steel is not as resistant to corrosion as wrought or cast iron and corrodes faster if not regularly maintained.