steel blue

noun

1
: a grayish blue
2
: any of the blue colors assumed by steel at various temperatures in tempering

Examples of steel blue in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of steel blue was in 1803

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“Steel blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steel%20blue. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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