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A piece of metal, shaped into a right angle. It has many household uses, such as lintels above window and door openings in brick and brick-veneer homes or in metal furniture, because a length of angle iron is stronger than a flat bar.
The term also describes metal fasteners used to securely join and/or repair wood joints. Available in different sizes and thicknesses, usually made of steel, and come with pre-drilled holes to take flat or beveled-head screws. (With the beveled-head, the head of the screw is flush with the metal surface when the angle iron is attached.) Angle irons are used to join metal to metal or wood.