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What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
Charles Dudley Warner

Meaning of "cast-iron" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CAST-IRON

cast-iron  [ˌkɑːstˈaɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAST-IRON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cast-Iron is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CAST-IRON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cast-iron

Cast iron

Cast iron is iron or a ferrous alloy which has been heated until it liquefies, and is then poured into a mould to solidify. It is usually made from pig iron. The alloy constituents affect its colour when fractured: white cast iron has carbide impurities which allow cracks to pass straight through. Grey cast iron has graphite flakes which deflect a passing crack and initiate countless new cracks as the material breaks. Carbon and silicon are the main alloying elements, with the amount ranging from 2.1–4 wt% and 1–3 wt%, respectively. Iron alloys with less carbon content are known as steel. While this technically makes these base alloys ternary Fe–C–Si alloys, the principle of cast iron solidification is understood from the binary iron–carbon phase diagram. Since the compositions of most cast irons are around the eutectic point of the iron–carbon system, the melting temperatures closely correlate, usually ranging from 1,150 to 1,200 °C, which is about 300 °C lower than the melting point of pure iron. Cast iron tends to be brittle, except for malleable cast irons.

Definition of cast-iron in the English dictionary

The first definition of cast-iron in the dictionary is made of cast iron. Other definition of cast-iron is certain to be effective; absolutely reliable. Cast-Iron is also rigid, strong, or unyielding.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAST-IRON


anion
ˈænˌaɪən
Brian
ˈbraɪən
cation
ˈkætaɪən
dandelion
ˈdændɪˌlaɪən
eyen
ˈaɪən
flatiron
ˈflætˌaɪən
gridiron
ˈɡrɪdˌaɪən
Hawaiian
həˈwaɪən
ion
ˈaɪən
iron
ˈaɪən
lion
ˈlaɪən
Mayan
ˈmaɪən
noniron
ˌnɒnˈaɪən
O´Brien
əˈbraɪən
Orion
əˈraɪən
Paraguayan
ˌpærəˈɡwaɪən
pian
ˈpaɪən
scion
ˈsaɪən
Uruguayan
ˌjʊərəˈɡwaɪən
Zion
ˈzaɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAST-IRON

cast back
cast down
cast in one´s lot with
cast iron
cast on
cast one´s bread upon the waters
cast out
cast steel
cast stone
cast up
cast-off
castability
castable
Castalia
Castalian
castanets
castanospermine
castaway
caste
caste mark

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAST-IRON

andiron
angle iron
branding-iron
cast iron
Cheiron
Chiron
curling iron
environ
galvanised iron
galvanized iron
giron
pig iron
pump iron
sadiron
scrap iron
soft iron
soldering iron
steam iron
waffle iron
wrought iron

Synonyms and antonyms of cast-iron in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cast-iron» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAST-IRON

Find out the translation of cast-iron to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cast-iron from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cast-iron» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

铸铁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hierro fundido
570 millions of speakers

English

cast-iron
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कच्चा लोहा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزهر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чугунные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

de ferro fundido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঢালাই লোহা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fonte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cast-iron
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gusseisen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鋳鉄製の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주철
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cast-iron
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gang
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வார்ப்பிரும்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओतीव लोखंड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pikten yapılmış
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ghisa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żeliwne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чавунні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fonta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χυτοσίδηρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gooi - yster
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gjutjärn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

støpejern
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cast-iron

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAST-IRON»

The term «cast-iron» is very widely used and occupies the 19.987 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAST-IRON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cast-iron

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2 QUOTES WITH «CAST-IRON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cast-iron.
1
Jerry Saltz
All of Koons's best art - the encased vacuum cleaners, the stainless-steel Rabbit (the late-twentieth century's signature work of Simulationist sculpture), the amazing gleaming Balloon Dog, and the cast-iron re-creation of a Civil War mortar exhibited last month at the Armory - has simultaneously flaunted extreme realism, idealism, and fantasy.
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Charles Dudley Warner
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAST-IRON»

Discover the use of cast-iron in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cast-iron and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, 2nd Edition: Recipes for the ...
It even goes outdoors, as some of the recipes reveal. This collection of recipes--simple food, done well--invites all cooks to get reacquainted with the versatile cast iron skillet.
Sharon Kramis, Julie Kramis Hearne, 2013
2
Ferrous Materials: Steel and Cast Iron
They span a tremendous range of properties and applications. Part A of this book is dedicated to the fundamental relationships between the structure and the properties of ferrous materials.
Hans Berns, Gillian Scheibelein, Werner Theisen, 2008
3
Cast With Style: Nineteenth Century Cast-Iron Stoves from ...
Introduction to the influential cast-iron stoves manufactured in Albany and Troy in the nineteenth century
Tammis K. Groft, 1984
4
Cast Iron
This book looks at the history of cast iron that made the Industrial Revolution possible and at some of the products we appreciate today not only for the imagination and craftsmanship but also because they reflect the style, vigour and ...
Jacqueline Fearn, 2001
5
Cast-Iron Cooking with Sisters on the Fly
Features recipes that are simple to shop for and prepare on the road, for the backyard grill, or in the kitchen using cast-iron cookware, including banana fritters, Maurrie's macaroni and cheese, and Texas cream pecan pie.
Irene Rawlings, 2013
6
Cast Iron Cuisine: From Breakfast to Dessert - Grandma's ...
Features a collection of recipes that can be made in cast iron cookware.
Matt Morehouse, Linda Morehouse, 2009
7
Griswold and Wagner Ware Cast Iron Cookbook: Delicious and ...
Citing the versatility and endurance of cast iron cookware, a volume of recipes features options for collectible pans and includes such options as three-pepper frittata, rosemary-garlic cornbread, and caramel apple tartine.
Joanna Pruess, 2009
8
Cast Iron Cooking For Dummies
Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies is for those cooks who may want to inject a little adventure and variety into their cooking.
Tracy Barr, 2011
9
The Everything Cast-Iron Cookbook
And this cookbook guides you though purchasing, seasoning, and cleaning your cast-iron pans. Cooking with cast iron proves what once was old is new again!
Cinnamon Cooper, 2010
10
Cast-iron furniture and all other forms of iron furniture
An illustrated documentation of the story and diversity of furniture made of iron, from Roman examples to Art Nouveau. Presents over 460 types of furniture.
Georg Himmelheber, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAST-IRON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cast-iron is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Southern food is the focus of The Brown dinner
One mistake you won't want to make is to be without a cast-iron or enamel Dutch oven, a cast-iron frying pan and a high-quality cake or pie pan ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
2
Leon Britton to bide his time over future amid reports linking him with …
It is understood there has been no cast-iron interest from MLS sides in the 32-year-old, who has been told he will have no guarantees about ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
3
St. Roch Market operators answer critics, share their vision
... place is too fancy is really coming from the fact that there is a 25-foot, double-stepped ceiling with these beautiful, historic, cast-iron columns. «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
4
Renovation of Senate's temporary home $29M over budget
There's also advanced corrosion of the cast-iron-framed windows throughout the building. The coffered plaster ceilings in the grand hall and ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
5
Whiskey Row facades saved - for now
The buildings feature cast-iron facades and long were used to make and distribute barrels of whiskey that were rolled down to the river to be ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
6
Paul Pogba will not join Barcelona this year - Josep Maria Bartomeu
Meanwhile, Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli did not offer a cast-iron guarantee that Pogba is to remain. When asked whether the player ... «ESPN FC, Jul 15»
7
Crab Cakes | Paul Fehribach
To cook, add enough clarified butter or vegetable oil to a 12-inch cast-iron skillet to just coat the bottom of the pan. Cook over medium heat until ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
8
Fried Green Tomatoes | Paul Fehribach
In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet, heat the lard or vegetable oil over medium-high heat, to 350˚F. Remove the tomato slices from the buttermilk and ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
9
Shrimp and Grits | Paul Fehribach
In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat until it begins to foam, then add the diced tasso or ham. Increase the heat to ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
10
Old Town walking tour: From Portland's log cabins to cast-iron skyline
How much do you know about the historic Skidmore Fountain –Portland's "oldest piece of public art" in the Old Town district -- and the blocks ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»

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