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nickel steel

  1. steel to which up to 9 percent nickel has been added.
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Origin of nickel steel

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for nickel steel

Historical Examples

  • In nickel-steel there is promise of a very perfect material.

    Yachting Vol. 1


  • To the lower surface of the hammer was attached a nickel-steel die.

    White Fire

    Roy J. Snell

  • From these bridges a series of nickel-steel wicket girders could be let down.

    The Panama Canal

    J. Saxon Mills

  • Nickel-steel armor consists of plates made from an alloy of nickel and steel.

  • Thus it has been proved that in annealed cobalt and in nickel-steel there is no Villari reversal.

British Dictionary definitions for nickel steel

nickel steel

  1. engineering steel containing between 0.5 and 6.0 per cent nickel to increase its strength
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