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blacksmith a person who forges and shapes iron. Blacksmiths soften the iron with heat and use hammers and anvils to form it into various items.
brand a burn mark made on cattle or other animals with a hot iron to show who the owner is. [2/4 definitions]
cast iron a mixture of iron and carbon, with other materials added to make it either hard and brittle or soft and strong.
electromagnet an iron or steel core with wire wound around it. It becomes magnetic when an electric current is passed through the wire.
Fe symbol of the chemical element iron.
horseshoe a narrow, flat piece of iron shaped like a U that is fitted and nailed to a horse's hoof. [1/2 definitions]
iron a heavy silver-gray metal that is one of the chemical elements. Iron rusts easily and can be magnetized. It is found in many minerals in the earth's crust and is also found in blood. Iron is often combined with other metals to form alloys such as steel. (symbol: Fe) [6/9 definitions]
launder to wash, or wash and iron.
lodestone a rock that acts as a magnet and attracts iron.
magnet an object that has the power to pull items made of iron toward itself.
metal any solid mineral element that exhibits certain characteristics such as the ability to conduct heat or electricity. Most metals may be shaped under heat or pressure. Iron, silver, copper, and gold are metals.
quarterstaff a long, strong, wooden pole with an iron tip, used in the past as a weapon.
steel a hard, strong metal made from iron mixed with carbon. Steel is used to make machines, cars, tools, knives, and many other things. [1/4 definitions]
wrought iron a soft iron, used in making garden furniture, candle holders, and other strong objects with fancy shapes and details.