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noun [U]
a strong metal that is a mixture of iron and carbon, used for making things that need a strong structure, especially vehicles and buildings: They have an annual production of about two million tons of steel.steel rod/girder/container The concrete is strengthened with steel rods. steel imports/exports/prices a steel plant/factory
the industry that produces steel: The area's main industries are cement, iron, and steel. He asked the U.S Congress to move swiftly to aid the state's ailing steel industry.steel company/group/giant The company has become one of the region's most influential steel giants. steel jobs/workers
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