maraging steel

mar·​ag·​ing steel | \ ˈmär-ˌā-jiŋ- How to pronounce maraging steel (audio) \

Definition of maraging steel

: a strong tough low-carbon martensitic steel which contains up to 25 percent nickel and in which hardening precipitates are formed by aging

First Known Use of maraging steel

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maraging steel

martensite + aging

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“Maraging steel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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