angle iron

angle iron
noun Date: circa 1846 1. an iron cleat for joining parts of a structure at an angle 2. a piece of structural steel rolled with an L-shaped section

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  • Angle iron — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • angle iron — n. a piece of structural iron or steel in the form of an angle; esp., such a piece in a right angle, used for joining or reinforcing two beams, girders, etc …   English World dictionary

  • angle iron — /ˈæŋgəl aɪən/ (say angguhl uyuhn) noun 1. a bar of iron in the form of an angle. 2. a rolled iron or steel bar with an L shaped cross section, used mainly in iron constructions. Also, angle, angle section …   Australian English dictionary

  • angle iron — 1. an iron or steel bar, brace, or cleat in the form of an angle. 2. Also called angle, angle bar, L bar, L beam. a piece of structural iron or steel having a cross section in the form of an L. See illus. under shape. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • angle iron — an′gle i′ron n. 1) bui an iron or steel bar, brace, or cleat in the form of an angle 2) bui a piece of structural iron or steel having a cross section in the form of anL • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • angle-iron — piece of metal bent at an angle and used to brace two pieces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • angle iron — noun an L shaped metal bracket • Syn: ↑angle bracket • Hypernyms: ↑bracket, ↑wall bracket …   Useful english dictionary

  • angle iron — noun A length of iron or steel, having an L shaped cross section, used as a structural support …   Wiktionary

  • angle iron — noun a constructional material consisting of pieces of iron or steel with an L shaped cross section, able to be bolted together …   English new terms dictionary

  • angle iron chain — chain bracket (a chain used on an otter board in pace of a bracket. Also called back board chain, board chain, chain triangle, towing chain) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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