cer·​met ˈsər-ˌmet How to pronounce cermet (audio)
: a composite structural material of a heat-resistant compound (such as titanium carbide) and a metal (such as nickel) used especially for turbine blades

Examples of cermet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The resistive element in this trimmer is a strip of cermet—a composite of ceramic and metal—silk-screened on a white ceramic substrate. Eric Schlaepfer, IEEE Spectrum, 14 Jan. 2023 The steel blade’s teeth are made of cermet carbide teeth, which combine the heat resistance of ceramic with the toughness of metal. Popular Mechanics, 14 June 2019

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Word History


ceramic + metal

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cermet was in 1947

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“Cermet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cermet. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


cer·​met ˈsər-ˌmet How to pronounce cermet (audio)
: a strong alloy of a heat-resistant compound (as carbide of titanium) and a metal (as nickel) used especially for turbine blades
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