carbon steel


Definition of carbon steel

: a strong hard steel that derives its physical properties from the presence of carbon and is used in hand tools and kitchen utensils

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Recent Examples on the Web Extra-large at 21 by 15 inches, Teigen’s nonstick carbon steel pan works for everything from baking cookies and to roasting veggies. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "Chrissy Teigen shares her favorite recipes for the Fourth of July," 1 July 2020 Cast iron, like carbon steel, can withstand and maintain high temperatures. Popular Science, "Stir it up with these next-level woks," 19 June 2020 These clips are made from carbon steel or stainless steel and can be used to secure plywood. Taylor Eisenhauer, Southern Living, "4 Ways to Board Up Windows for a Hurricane," 30 June 2020 Composed of heavy-duty carbon steel, the 14-inch pan is nonstick and dishwasher-friendly. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "How to have the ultimate pizza night at home," 17 June 2020 The high-carbon steel device is a tactical knife, an axe, a shovel, an emergency whistle, and more. Popular Science, "Four must-have tools for any truck owner," 15 June 2020 This handcrafted carbon steel wok is a great choice for high-temperature stir frying with minimal oil or savory seafood boils. Popular Science, "Versatile cooking pans for the home chef," 19 May 2020 Instead of using carbon steel, or a high-tech alloy, ID Two used fiberglass springs and this in combination with many other innovations in the construction of the watch, gave it a power reserve of 32 days. Jack Forster,, "Watchmaking’s Most Essential and Underappreciated Component," 3 Feb. 2020 Adding ultrahard carbon steel to the 3D printing repertoire could be a huge boon for the industry, from the most established old companies to rocket-printing startups. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Use a Little Math to Print the Strongest Kind of Steel," 19 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of carbon steel

1856, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2020

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“Carbon steel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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