maraging steel

[ mahr-ey-jing ]
/ ˈmɑrˌeɪ dʒɪŋ /


a low-carbon steel that has been heated and quenched to form martensite: contains up to 25 percent nickel.



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Origin of maraging steel

1960–65; mar(tensitic) aging

Words nearby maraging steel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for maraging steel

maraging steel
/ (ˈmɑːˌreɪdʒɪŋ) /


a strong low-carbon steel containing nickel and small amounts of titanium, aluminium, and niobium, produced by transforming to a martensitic structure and heating at 500°C

Word Origin for maraging steel

C20 maraging, from mar (tensite) + aging
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