maraging steel

noun

mar·​ag·​ing steel ˈmär-ˌā-jiŋ- How to pronounce maraging steel (audio)
: a strong tough low-carbon martensitic steel which contains up to 25 percent nickel and in which hardening precipitates are formed by aging

Word History

Etymology

martensite + aging

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of maraging steel was in 1962

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“Maraging steel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maraging%20steel. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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