Vickers hardness test

noun

Vick·​ers hardness test
ˈvikə(r)z-
: an indentation hardness test for metals in which a 136-degree diamond pyramid is pressed into the surface of the metal being tested by a load of 5 to 120 kilograms

Word History

Etymology

probably from Vickers Armstrong Ltd., British steel-manufacturing concern

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“Vickers hardness test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vickers%20hardness%20test. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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