crucible steel


noun

steel made in a crucible, especially a high-grade steel prepared by melting selected materials.

Nearby words

  1. cruciate anastomosis,
  2. cruciate ligament,
  3. cruciate ligament of knee,
  4. cruciate muscle,
  5. crucible,
  6. crucifer,
  7. cruciferous,
  8. crucificial,
  9. crucifix,
  10. crucifixion

Origin of crucible steel

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for crucible steel

crucible steel

noun

a high-quality steel made by melting wrought iron, charcoal, and other additives in a crucible
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