high-speed steel


noun

an especially hard, heat-resistant steel for use in lathe tools and for other applications involving high friction and wear.

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Origin of high-speed steel

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for high-speed steel

high-speed steel

noun

any of various steels that retain their hardness at high temperatures and are thus suitable for making tools used on lathes and other high-speed machines
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