carbide

noun
car·​bide | \ ˈkär-ˌbīd How to pronounce carbide (audio) \

Definition of carbide

1 : a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element especially : calcium carbide
2 : a very hard material made of carbon and one or more heavy metals

Examples of carbide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Online video demonstrations of reciprocating saws show that commercially available diamond grit and tungsten carbide blades are capable of slicing through thick pieces of steel and concrete in significantly less time. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall," 2 Nov. 2019 Online video demonstrations of reciprocating saws show that commercially available diamond grit and tungsten carbide blades are capable of slicing through thick pieces of steel and concrete in significantly less time. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall," 2 Nov. 2019 Online video demonstrations of reciprocating saws show that commercially available diamond grit and tungsten carbide blades are capable of slicing through thick pieces of steel and concrete in significantly less time. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall," 2 Nov. 2019 Online video demonstrations of reciprocating saws show that commercially available diamond grit and tungsten carbide blades are capable of slicing through thick pieces of steel and concrete in significantly less time. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall," 2 Nov. 2019 Get the type of scraper that has tungsten-carbide blades, which stay sharper longer and cut much quicker than high-speed steel blades. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Remove Super Glue," 24 June 2019 The paper also reported the work could be done in a matter of minutes using diamond grit and tungsten carbide blades. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "'You can cut through anything': Trump dismisses news of smugglers sawing through new border wall," 3 Nov. 2019 Online video demonstrations of reciprocating saws show that commercially available diamond grit and tungsten carbide blades are capable of slicing through thick pieces of steel and concrete in significantly less time. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall," 3 Nov. 2019 Fine details and small bones are cleaned using carbide needles mounted in pin vises. Hans-dieter Sues, Smithsonian, "How to Discover Dinosaurs," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of carbide

circa 1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of carbide was circa 1865

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10 Dec 2019

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“Carbide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbide. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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carbide

noun
car·​bide | \ ˈkär-ˌbīd How to pronounce carbide (audio) \

Medical Definition of carbide

: a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element

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