stainless steel


Definition of stainless steel

: an alloy of steel with chromium and sometimes another element (such as nickel or molybdenum) that is practically immune to rusting and ordinary corrosion

Examples of stainless steel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the flashlight comes with a 1000mAh polymer battery and is built with high-quality stainless steel and ultra-durable PC (polycarbonate). Toby Grey, BGR, 15 Sep. 2022 It's made of stainless steel and silicone, and locks for easy storage. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 15 Sep. 2022 Meater Plus is a wireless meat thermometer system consisting of three components: a five-and-quarter-inch-long stainless steel and ceramic probe, its magnetic bamboo base, and a smartphone app. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 1 Sep. 2022 The company also claims to be one of China’s largest producers of lithium metal, and its second-largest producer of nickel cathode, which can be used to make batteries, stainless steel and other goods. New York Times, 20 June 2022 The eco-friendly portable utensils are made from durable and easy-to-clean stainless steel. Nicole Charky-chami, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Aug. 2022 Made from stainless steel, there’s a folding nail clipper, file, little scissors, and buff. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 And since it's made from stainless steel, the necklace will never rust. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 25 July 2022 They're made from stainless steel with silicone heads and are dishwasher-safe. Jennifer Maldonado,, 8 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stainless steel

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stainless steel was in 1917

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20 Sep 2022

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“Stainless steel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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Kids Definition of stainless steel

: an alloy of steel and chromium that is resistant to stain, rust, and corrosion

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