alloy steel containing 12 percent or more chromium, so as to be resistant to rust and attack from various chemicals.
- Also called stainless.
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How to use stainless steel in a sentence
When a soup spoon slid into my churning garbage disposal, the disposal won, leaving a mangled heap of stainless steel roadkill.Replacing pieces of flatware or china can be a challenge. Here’s how to track them down. | Laura Daily | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
This stainless steel mug comes in gold, copper, and silver ceramic finishes, and thanks to its IPX7 rating, it’s perfectly safe to hand wash.The best, most practical Valentine’s Day gifts for any kind of partner | PopSci Commerce Team | February 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
The gold-plated five-way binding posts and aluminum bracket are made with stainless steel and brass hardware, and are guaranteed not to rust.Backyard party essentials: Outdoor Super Bowl party ideas for 2021 | PopSci Commerce Team | January 30, 2021 | Popular-Science
You’ll primarily find trimmers for men with a stainless steel, chromium, or titanium blade for a long-lasting, rust-free trim.The best beard trimmer: Shape your facial hair with ease | Carsen Joenk | January 19, 2021 | Popular-Science
Each one is made of sturdy, thick stainless steel and has holes for easy wall mounting on hooks, making them long-lasting and versatile for any measuring projects.
Then, from a pocket inside his camouflage top, he pulled a hidden stainless steel flask.
These sculptures are in his typical style—figures molded out of colorful stainless steel with striking luminosity.Lady Gaga’s Jeff Koons-Designed Album Cover Comes to Life | The Daily Beast | November 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Manufacturers, says the Wall Street Journal, are on a full-fledged hunt for the next stainless steel.
Are we finally nearing the end of stainless steel's kitchen dominance?
Just as we had the housing bubble, we now seem to be at the apex of the stainless steel bubble.
Swanson reluctantly followed him through the tangled aisles of stainless steel columns and tanks.The Tunnel Under The World | Frederik Pohl
It was a little stainless-steel aerosol canister that looked for all the world like a pepper-spray self-defense unit.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
It was strictly hospital all right; sere white and stainless steel as far as my esper could reach.Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
So far as I could see, I was as useless to either side as a coat of protective paint laid on stainless steel.Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
Inside the measuring cup is a chrome or stainless steel dish, fitting the sides of the cup very tightly.The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler | Steven E. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for stainless steel
a type of steel resistant to corrosion as a result of the presence of large amounts of chromium (12–15 per cent). The carbon content depends on the application, being 0.2–0.4 per cent for steel used in cutlery, etc, and about 1 per cent for use in scalpels and razor blades
(as modifier): stainless-steel cutlery
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Scientific definitions for stainless steel
Any of various alloys of iron that contain chromium, nickel, and small amounts of carbon. They may also contain minor amounts of other elements, such as molybdenum. Stainless steel is resistant to rusting and corrosion.
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