su·​per·​al·​loy ˌsü-pər-ˈa-ˌlȯi How to pronounce superalloy (audio)
: any of various high-strength often complex alloys resistant to high temperature

Examples of superalloy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tantalum Top source: China Applications: Manufacturing of electronic components, capacitors, and superalloys 12. Ryan Hogg, Fortune, 10 June 2024 The surviving object was a little smaller than a soda can and made of Inconel, a superalloy that is strong and heat-resistant. Bill Chappell, NPR, 23 Apr. 2024 The bolts are made of a superalloy called Inconel, made roughly once a year in only a handful of mills in the U.S. Jennings bought nine of them — with one as a spare. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2023 Its exhaust is made from Inconel, the same superalloy used on F1 cars. Travis Okulski, Car and Driver, 20 July 2021 Mr Heppel says that, though most cobalt is currently mined for batteries in smartphones and for superalloys inside jet engines (see chart), its use for EVs could jump from 9,000 tonnes in 2017 to 107,000 tonnes in 2026. The Economist, 22 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superalloy was in 1920

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“Superalloy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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