verb (used with object)
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Origin of steel
OTHER WORDS FROM steelsteellike, adjectivepre·steel, noun, adjective
Words nearby steel
Example sentences from the Web for steel
This stainless steel dishwasher on wheels goes where you need it to go.
Each jar was topped with a steel cone into which dogs could put their muzzles.Viral scents? Dogs sniff out coronavirus in human sweat|Sharon Oosthoek|August 19, 2020|Science News For Students
Brazil and South Korea aggressively expanded steel production.
The steel columns that supported the upper-deck overhang and coverings obstructed views of the action.MLB’s Newest Ballpark Is A Shift Away From Retro-Era Stadiums|Travis Sawchik|July 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
With a laser cutter, they cut some of the patterns into stainless steel and tested them.
As a major source for steel during World War II, Sheffield was a frequent target of bombing raids.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We made big things like steel for ships and tractors and turbines for hydroelectric plants.
Then, from a pocket inside his camouflage top, he pulled a hidden stainless steel flask.
Now the lead breacher explained how he cut through the steel doors bin Laden used to seal himself into the compound at night.
We sat in rows of grey steel fold out chairs that faced a model of the compound in Abbottabad.
A leather swordbelt, gold-embroidered at the edges, carried a long steel-halted rapier in a leather scabbard chaped with steel.
His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.
A colossal steam "traveller" had ceaselessly carried great blocks of stone and long steel girders from point to point.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He saw a large building, in front of which were long, slender strips of shining steel.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
Woe to the man that first did teach the cursed steel to bite in his own flesh, and make way to the living spirit.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for steel (1 of 2)
- any of various alloys based on iron containing carbon (usually 0.1–1.7 per cent) and often small quantities of other elements such as phosphorus, sulphur, manganese, chromium, and nickel. Steels exhibit a variety of properties, such as strength, machinability, malleability, etc, depending on their composition and the way they have been treated
- (as modifier)steel girders See also stainless steel
Derived forms of steelsteely, adjectivesteeliness, noun
Word Origin for steel
British Dictionary definitions for steel (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for steel
Idioms and Phrases with steel
In addition to the idiom beginning with steel
- steel one's heart against
- mind like a steel trap