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 Basically by running your liquid through a freezing cold tunnel of stainless steel and ice. Anna Borges, SELF, "This Iced Coffee Maker Is a Total Game Changer," 11 Aug. 2020 The appliance is available in black, blue, gray, and stainless steel. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Nespresso Machines Are on Sale for More Than Half Off at Williams Sonoma," 10 Aug. 2020 Cramming your skillets, saucepans, and Dutch ovens on top of each other can lead to scratches, locking, chips, and cracks, especially for non-stick, stainless steel, and enameled cast iron pieces. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, "These $10 Pot and Pan Protectors Will Keep You From Cringing Every Time You Open Your Kitchen Cabinets," 6 Aug. 2020 The kitchen, for example, has added quartz countertops, white soft-close cabinetry and hardware, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, pot filler, breakfast bar, plus all-new lighting and floors. cleveland, "Renovation breathes new life into classic Lakewood Craftsman: House of the Week," 10 July 2020 Made of stainless steel and portable, this wood-burning pit requires just a match or lighter to ignite your logs and comes with its own carrying case, spark screen and fire poker. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "Kick your outdoor entertaining up a notch with these 13 fire pits," 6 July 2020 This set is constructed of durable stainless steel and rubber ergonomic grips. Mark Heim |, al, "July 4th deals: Wayfair offers up to 70% sales on outdoor, kitchen, bath, bedding, furniture & more," 26 June 2020 Made of stainless steel and BPA-free plastic, the tool is not only unique, but safe and cleanable simply by rinsing with running water. Popular Science, "The best cutting devices for your favorite fruit," 8 June 2020 Our favorite water bottle for outside, the Yeti Rambler 26-Ounce Water Bottle, is currently $10 off at Amazon in select colors (clay, red, stainless steel and white), falling from $39.99 to $29.99. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Thursday," 4 June 2020

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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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14 Aug 2020

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“Stainless steel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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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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