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steel woolnoun [U]

 us   /ˈstil ˈwʊl/
a ​mass of ​thin steel ​threadstwisted together and used to ​clean a ​surface or ​rub it ​smooth
(Definition of steel wool from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

(Definition of steel wool from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “steel wool”
in Chinese (Simplified) 钢绒,钢棉(用以打磨物体表面)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋼絲絨,鋼棉(用以研磨物體表面)…
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