shear steel

noun

Definition of shear steel

: a steel produced by heating blister steel sheared into short lengths to a high heat, welding by hammering or rolling or both, and finally finishing under the hammer at the same or a slightly greater heat

called also single-shear steel

— compare double-shear steel

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“Shear steel.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shear%20steel. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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