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carbon steel Syllabification: car·bon steel
Pronunciation: /ˈkärbən stēl/

Definition of carbon steel in English:

noun

Steel in which the main alloying element is carbon, and whose properties are chiefly dependent on the percentage of carbon present.
Example sentences
  • It can also be used on plastics and fiberglass and for polishing stainless steel, high carbon steel, or bronze.
  • Both are IDPA-approved and available in blued carbon steel or stainless steel for $33.
  • Steels are sometimes given names based on their principal alloy such as carbon steel, chrome-manganese steel, chrome-molybdenum steel, etc.

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