tool steel

noun

Definition of tool steel

1 : hard usually electric steel capable of being tempered so as to be especially suitable as a material for tools
2 : a high-carbon or alloy steel used to make a cutting tool for machining metals
3 : steel used to make tools and dies for various purposes (as press tools, die-casting dies, forging dies, or extrusion tools)

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“Tool steel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tool%20steel. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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