carbon steel


noun

steel owing its properties principally to its carbon content; ordinary, unalloyed steel.

Nearby words

  1. carbon paper,
  2. carbon process,
  3. carbon sequestration,
  4. carbon sink,
  5. carbon star,
  6. carbon tax,
  7. carbon tetrachloride,
  8. carbon tissue,
  9. carbon trading,
  10. carbon value

Origin of carbon steel

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for carbon steel

carbon steel

noun

steel whose characteristics are determined by the amount of carbon it contains
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