Meaning of white iron in English:

white iron


  • Cast iron that contains a low proportion of uncombined carbon and shows a white or silvery surface when fractured; specifically cast iron in which most or all of the carbon is present in the form of cementite; = "white cast iron". Contrasted with grey iron .


Late 15th century (in an earlier sense). From white + iron.


white iron

/ˌwʌɪt ˈʌɪən/