[ nahy-krohm ]
/ ˈnaɪˌkroʊm /


a brand name for a nickel-base alloy, containing chromium and iron, having high electrical resistance and stability at high temperatures. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nichrome

  • Air became a high-resistance conductor comparable to nichrome wire, when and where the projector sent its microwaves.

    The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
  • The only part of it that is at all difficult to get is the nichrome resistance wire.

    Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
  • If nichrome wire were used, it would be 1/60th the length of copper for the same gauge, or 93 feet.

    Electricity for the farm|Frederick Irving Anderson

British Dictionary definitions for nichrome


/ (ˈnaɪkrəʊm) /


trademark any of various alloys containing nickel, iron, and chromium, with smaller amounts of other components. It is used in electrical heating elements, furnaces, etc
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