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

Examples of carbon steel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The handle is made of fiberglass, a material that’s both strong and lightweight, while the blades are made from carbon steel with a chip-resistant coating for strength and durability. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Sep. 2022 The carbon steel grill top offers 1,257 square inches of cooking space—more than double that of a standard three-burner gas grill—so there's plenty of space to prepare your favorite grilling recipes. Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Aug. 2022 This high-quality, carbon steel Viking set heats to high temperatures evenly and quickly but remains far lighter weight than your traditional cast-iron pan. Malia Griggs, SELF, 15 July 2022 It's made of 2.0mm heavy gauge, annealed carbon steel. Bon Appétit, 23 May 2022 The quality is exceptional: they're handcrafted by an artisan and built using thick carbon steel sourced from Ohio’s local mills. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 11 May 2022 One was made of cast iron, which is heavy but known to retain heat well, while another was made from a lighter, coated carbon steel that heats quickly and allows for more browning. Brigitt Earley, Good Housekeeping, 1 Aug. 2022 Founded in 1917 as The Timken Roller Bearing Company, TimkenSteel is a leading producer of carbon steel, alloy and micro-alloy steel in specialty bars, mechanical tubing and other products used in the automotive, industrial and energy markets. Laura Hancock, cleveland, 22 June 2022 The high carbon steel blade is made using the same engineering as Zwilling J.A. Henckel’s high-quality German knives. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 7 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of carbon steel

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Carbon steel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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