superalloy

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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

Time Traveler
The first known use of superalloy was in 1920

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“Superalloy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superalloy. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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