stainless steel

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

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

Recent Examples of stainless steel from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stainless steel.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of stainless steel

1917

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

STAINLESS STEEL Defined for English Language Learners

stainless steel

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

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

Learn More about stainless steel


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up stainless steel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

in proportion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!