Definition of nichrome in English:


Syllabification: ni·chrome
Pronunciation: /ˈnīˌkrōm
(also Nichrome)


  • An alloy of nickel with chromium (10 to 20 percent) and sometimes iron (up to 25 percent), used chiefly in high-temperature applications such as electrical heating elements.
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early 20th century: blend of nickel and chrome.

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