Translation of steel in Spanish:

steel

Pronunciation: /stiːl/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (metal) acero (masculine) nerves of steel nervios de acero he showed his steel demostró su temple (before noun/delante del nombre) [girder/helmet] de acero the steel industry la industria siderúrgica steel maker o manufacturer fabricante (masculine and feminine) de acero
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    • This shining metal was not raw iron but hard steel, which bent the softer wrought-iron blades of the Gauls.
    • Adding carbon to iron to make steel does make it stronger and tougher, up to a point.
    • Carbon steel is an alloy of iron with small amounts of Mn, S, P, and Si. Alloy steels are carbon steels with other additives such as nickel, chromium, vanadium, etc.
    1.2 countable/numerable (sharpener) afilador (masculine), chaira (feminine)
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    • With it I demonstrate that it is impossible to cut yourself when sharpening on a steel as long as you use Neville knives.

reflexive verb/verbo reflexivo

  • to steel oneself for sth/to + infinitive/infinitivo armarse de valor para algo/para + infinitive/infinitivo he steeled himself for the injection/to phone her se armó de valor para la inyección/para llamarla she had steeled herself against his entreaties se había hecho fuerte para no ceder a sus súplicas

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