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cast iron

noun [U] /ˈkæst ˈɑɪ·ərn/
a type of iron that is made into shapes by being poured into containers when melted: a cast-iron frying pan
Translations of “cast iron”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鑄鐵, 生鐵…
in Russian чугун…
in Turkish dökme demir, pik demir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铸铁, 生铁…
in Polish żeliwo…
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