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cast' i'ron




an alloy of iron, carbon, and other elements, cast as a soft and strong, or as a hard and brittle, iron, depending on the mixture and methods of molding.

cast-i•ron



Pronunciation: (kast'ī'urn, käst'-), [key]
adj.
1. made of cast iron.
2. not subject to change or exception: a cast-iron rule.
3. hardy: a cast-iron stomach.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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