stainless steel

noun

Definition of stainless steel

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

1917

First Known Use of stainless steel

1917


STAINLESS STEEL Defined for English Language Learners

stainless steel

noun

Definition of stainless steel for English Language Learners

  • : a type of steel that does not rust


STAINLESS STEEL Defined for Kids

stainless steel

noun

Definition of stainless steel for Students

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


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