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    steel rods or iron rods

    Hi,

    What do you call the following thing; is it steel rods or iron rods?

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    Re: steel rods or iron rods

    They are steel rods.
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    Re: steel rods or iron rods

    That material is called rebar in AmE. It's short for "reinforcing bar".
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    Re: steel rods or iron rods

    Iron is iron and steel is steel. Iron is used to make steel, but they're not the same thing.

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    Re: steel rods or iron rods

    Iron is rarely used in its natural state, except maybe cast iron. It is combined with carbon to produce steel which is a tougher material.
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