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English definition of “steel wool”

steel wool

noun [U]     (UK also wire wool)
a thick layer of thin steel threads twisted together, small pieces of which can be used to rub a surface smooth ToolsGardening tools
(Definition of steel wool noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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