vanadium steel


noun

an alloy steel containing vanadium.

Origin of vanadium steel

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for vanadium steel

vanadium steel

noun

engineering steel containing up to 0.5 per cent vanadium, usually with 1.1–1.5 per cent chromium and 0.4–0.5 per cent carbon to increase its tensile strength and elasticity
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