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vanadium steel

an alloy steel containing vanadium.
Origin of vanadium steel
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • vanadium steel is used throughout the construction of the car.

  • Yet if it had not been for vanadium steel we should have no Ford cars.

    Creative Chemistry

    Edwin E. Slosson
  • The crank case was of aluminum and the shaft of vanadium steel, hollow, and specially treated to insure toughness.

    The Air Ship Boys H.L. Sayler
British Dictionary definitions for vanadium steel

vanadium steel

(engineering) steel containing up to 0.5 per cent vanadium, usually with 1.1–1.5 per cent chromium and 0.4–0.5 per cent carbon to increase its tensile strength and elasticity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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