: an alloy of iron and aluminum that is sometimes added to molten steel to deoxidize the metal or to provide aluminum (as in steel for nitriding)

Word History


ferro- + aluminum

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ferroaluminum was in 1887

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“Ferroaluminum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferroaluminum. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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