rod iron, rot iron vs wrought iron : Common Errors in English

About rod iron, rot iron vs wrought iron

Wrought iron has been worked (wrought) by hammering and bending, often into elaborate shapes. It is distinguished from cast iron, where the iron takes on the shape of the mold the molten metal was poured into. There is such a thing as “rod iron”—iron shaped into rods—but this is a rare specialized term. Most instances of this form are erroneous spellings of “wrought iron,” as are all instances of “rot iron.”

wrought iron Meaning(s)

  • (n) iron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded

wrought iron in News

  1. Blacksmith demonstration in Tiskilwa

    Vicki “Doc” Schertz of Tiskilwa gives a blacksmith demonstration Monday night next to the Museum on Main. A blacksmith is a metal worker who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal by using tools to hammer, bend and cut.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bureau County Republican

  2. "Lock Your Love" gate in downtown Fayetteville symbolizes lasting love

    Love is on display in front of a brick wall on Franklin Street in downtown Fayetteville. The love comes in the form of padlocks inscribed with names and initials. They're affixed to a wrought iron gate outside White Trash and Colorful Accessories gift shop.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Fayetteville Observer

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