alloy steel

alloy steel
noun
steel who characteristics are determined by the addition of other elements in addition to carbon
Hypernyms: ↑steel
Hyponyms:

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noun
: a steel with modified properties made by incorporating with iron one or more elements in addition to carbon — contrasted with carbon steel

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carbon steel to which various elements, as chromium, cobalt, copper, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, or vanadium, have been added in sufficient amounts to obtain desirable physical and chemical properties.
[1900-05]

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alloy steel,
carbon steel to which additional alloying elements such as chromium, nickel, and manganese have been added to make it harder or more resistant to corrosion or to give it some other special property.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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