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Nichrome

[nahy-krohm] /ˈnaɪˌkroʊm/
Trademark.
1.
a brand name for a nickel-base alloy, containing chromium and iron, having high electrical resistance and stability at high temperatures.
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  • The only part of it that is at all difficult to get is the Nichrome resistance wire.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • If Nichrome wire were used, it would be 1/60th the length of copper for the same gauge, or 93 feet.

    Electricity for the farm Frederick Irving Anderson
  • Air became a high-resistance conductor comparable to Nichrome wire, when and where the projector sent its microwaves.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for Nichrome

Nichrome

/ˈnaɪkrəʊm/
noun
1.
trademark any of various alloys containing nickel, iron, and chromium, with smaller amounts of other components. It is used in electrical heating elements, furnaces, etc
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