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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Recent Examples on the Web As 9to5Mac explains, titanium alloys are stronger than stainless steel, which allows manufacturers to use less metal. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 26 July 2021 The stainless steel milk frother is dishwasher safe, which makes cleanup as simple as a great cup of coffee. Leah Koenig, Forbes, 29 June 2021 The ring and necklace that make up the collection are made of glass, stainless steel, hypoallergenic metals, and both follow the same sustainability practices the brand has in place with its Triple-R upcycling project. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 29 June 2021 According to my very unscientific scale (my…two hands), the stainless steel was barely heavier than a plastic container of relative size. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 24 June 2021 When your cooktop was made, the stainless steel was brushed in one direction, leaving small, parallel lines. Washington Post, 7 June 2021 Its hardened, stainless steel blades will hold up nicely over time, while the pulse button and various speed settings will give you full control of your recipe. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 22 June 2021 This handy tool comes with three interchangeable stainless steel blades for all your slicing and dicing needs, which attach to the top of an oven-friendly glass container (up to 750º F). Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, 14 May 2021 This fine mesh stainless steel coffee filter doesn’t use paper filters and is made from high quality. Chris Hachey, BGR, 10 May 2021

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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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3 Aug 2021

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“Stainless steel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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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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