Definitions for cast-iron

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cast′ i′ron(n.)

  1. an alloy of iron, carbon, and other elements, cast as a soft and strong, or as a hard and brittle iron.

    Category: Metallurgy

Origin of cast iron:

1655–65

cast′-i′ron(adj.)

  1. made of cast iron.

  2. not subject to change or exception:

    a cast-iron rule.

  3. hardy:

    a cast-iron stomach.

Origin of cast-iron:

1655–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cast iron(adj)

    an alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting

  2. cast-iron, iron(adj)

    extremely robust

    "an iron constitution"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cast-iron(noun)æst, kɑst

    iron shaped for a specific purpose

    a cast iron pan

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cast-iron(adj)

    made of cast iron. Hence, Fig.: like cast iron; hardy; unyielding


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cast-iron(adjective)

made of cast iron

a cast-iron frying-pan.

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