steelworker

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steelworker (plural steelworkers)

  1. A person who manufactures or shapes steel.
    The United Steelworkers strike closed the mill.
  2. (uncommon) A person employed to build steel structures, an ironworker.
    The steelworkers and electricians went on strike, halting construction.

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Typically as an employee at a steel mill or steelworks, a large industrial facility. An independent steelwright would (formerly) be known as a steel master or (now) a smith, craftsman, artisan, or hobbyist.

The construction workers specializing in steel work are typically known as steel workers, with the space.

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