superalloy

noun
su·​per·​al·​loy | \ˌsü-pər-ˈa-ˌlȯi, -ə-ˈlȯi\

Definition of superalloy 

: any of various high-strength often complex alloys resistant to high temperature

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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, "What if China corners the cobalt market?," 22 Mar. 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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