White iron

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1) A type of Cast iron that exhibits a silvery fracture. White iron is a hard, crystalline metal in which all of the carbon is in the form of cementite.

2) Another name for Tinplate.

Synonyms and Related Terms

1) forge pig; white cast iron

2) tinplate iron; ferro fundido branco (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

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