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air-hardening

[air-hahr-dn-ing]
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adjective Metallurgy.
  1. noting any metal, especially alloy steel, that can be hardened from above its transformation point by cooling in air.
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Origin of air-hardening

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for air hardening

air hardening

noun
  1. a process of hardening high-alloy steels by heating and cooling in a current of airCompare oil hardening
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