alloy steel


noun

carbon steel to which various elements, as chromium, cobalt, copper, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, or vanadium, have been added in sufficient amounts to obtain desirable physical and chemical properties.

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Origin of alloy steel

First recorded in 1900–05
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