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 bathrooms features a full shower, the kitchen has stainless steel appliances, there are shelves built in throughout, and the mud room comes with a washer/dryer unit that makes being on the road a lot less stressful. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Ultra-stylish tiny house comes with fold-down deck," 9 Nov. 2018 The center-island kitchen offers stainless steel appliances and a wine cooler. Jack Flemming, The Seattle Times, "Flashy Miami penthouse from ‘War Dogs’ aims for $4.5 million," 22 Oct. 2018 Singh’s system replaced the stainless steel tanks used for cell cultivation with disposable, medical-grade plastic bags that required no cleaning or sterilization. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "The Winery That Fits in a Closet," 12 Oct. 2018 The pressure to avoid disposable straws has created a market for reusable straws made of materials like paper, silicone, stainless steel, glass and bamboo. Christina Caron, New York Times, "Starbucks to Stop Using Disposable Plastic Straws by 2020," 9 July 2018 Also, look for grills with innards are also made with stainless steel — especially the grates and burners — instead of cheaper, less durable materials like cast iron or sheet steel. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "S.A.’s money’s no object, high-end outdoor kitchens," 2 July 2018 Though stainless steel, Carrara marble, glass fixtures, and a customized Dutch stove lend an air of refinement to the space, it is designed to be a workhorse. Zander Abranowicz, ELLE Decor, "A Modern Take on Greek Island Living in Serifos," 2 July 2018 Most of the time, these metals — like stainless steel and titanium — are very stiff and can cause more fractures themselves, according to Mei Wei, a materials scientist at the University of Connecticut. Angela Chen, The Verge, "How scientists are engineering silk to save our bodies," 4 May 2018 The line includes sophisticated vases made from recycled laboratory glass, a handheld mirror constructed from polished stainless steel and stone, and a series of hangers fashioned from perforated sheet metal. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "These sleek home goods were made from recycled waste," 30 Mar. 2018

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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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