fer·​ro·​nickel | \ "+\

Definition of ferronickel

: a crude alloy of iron and nickel sometimes used in making nickel steel

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First Known Use of ferronickel

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ferronickel

ferro- + nickel

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