austenitic stainless steel

noun

an alloy of iron, usually containing at least 8 per cent of nickel and 18 per cent of chromium, used where corrosion resistance, heat resistance, creep resistance, or nonmagnetic properties are required

Nearby words

  1. austemper,
  2. austen,
  3. austen, jane,
  4. austenite,
  5. austenitic,
  6. austenitize,
  7. auster,
  8. austere,
  9. austerely,
  10. austerity

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