soft steel

Origin of soft steel

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby soft steel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use soft steel in a sentence

  • soft steel and cast iron will have the appearance of an ash-gray tint; tempered steels will be black; and pudp.

  • When the letters are to be engraved in steel, blocks or "blanks" are cut from soft steel and finished to the proper size.

  • I imagine one would use a soft steel or ivory slip rubbed over with fine diamond dust and oil by means of an agate.

    On Laboratory Arts | Richard Threlfall
  • It has the effect of forming a very hard and durable skin on the surface of soft steel, leaving the inside unaffected.

  • The original die is engraved on a block of soft steel of very fine and even quality.