cer·​met | \ ˈsər-ˌmet How to pronounce cermet (audio) \

Definition of cermet

: a composite structural material of a heat-resistant compound (such as titanium carbide) and a metal (such as nickel) used especially for turbine blades

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The 2019 Popular Mechanics Tool Awards," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of cermet

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cermet

ceramic + metal

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“Cermet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cermet. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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