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

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The Bluetooth versions of the watch come in aluminum, while the LTE models will be available in stainless steel. Dan Seifert, The Verge, "Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 brings back the bezel control," 5 Aug. 2019 It is fermented in stainless steel instead of wooden barrels to preserve the freshness. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "This $13 Spanish red will provide a delightful match for all your grilled food," 5 July 2019 Metals are a newly fashionable choice, with stainless steel providing a sleek-looking, durable work surface, and more exotic choices like zinc and copper for striking visuals. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Countertop Materials," 9 May 2019 The kitchen features teal-hued cabinetry and an island topped with stainless steel. Neal J. Leitereg,, "The Manor in Holmby Hills is back on top at $200 million," 21 Apr. 2018 This specific series of mixer also features a 450 watt motor power, 10 speeds, and a stainless steel bowl with a handle. Madison Alcedo, Country Living, "HURRY: eBay Is Selling KitchenAid Stand Mixers for Half Off Today," 28 Mar. 2018 The homes start at $1,300 a month and have 10-foot ceilings, granite and quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Arizona developer opens Grand Prairie rental home community," 22 July 2019 Kitchens feature stainless steel appliances, duo-tone cabinetry with white glossy uppers and woodgrain lowers, white quartz counters, tile backsplashes and under-cabinet lighting. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "A peek inside Lincoln Common: Near-identical apartment towers offer luxury living at former Children’s Memorial Hospital site," 22 July 2019 Lucky is the home chef who gets to call this kitchen their own featuring a breakfast nook, stainless steel appliances, large island with seating and plenty of counter space. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Stunning Rockridge home with amazing city views," 22 July 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of stainless steel

: a type of steel that does not rust

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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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