steel·​ie ˈstē-lē How to pronounce steelie (audio)
variants or less commonly steely
plural steelies
: a playing marble made of steel

Examples of steelie in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steelie was in 1922

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“Steelie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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