superalloy

noun
su·​per·​al·​loy | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈa-ˌlȯi How to pronounce superalloy (audio) , -ə-ˈlȯi \

Definition of superalloy

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

Examples of superalloy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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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First Known Use of superalloy

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Superalloy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superalloy. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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