Definition of chrome-moly in English:

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chrome-moly

Pronunciation: /ˌkrōm ˈmōlē/
(also chromoly)

noun

A strong steel alloy made principally of chromium and molybdenum: the bicycle is made lighter and stronger with chrome-moly tubing
More example sentences
  • The tubular body construction is presently made of 4130 chrome-moly, an improvement over the mild steel used in the 1930s.
  • The monocoque tub is a combination of carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb with aluminum crush structures and chrome-moly subframes.
  • Machining operations on all but the softest chrome-moly steels are typically limited to turning and milling.

Origin

1980s: blend of chromium and molybdenum.

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Syllabification: chrome-mol·y

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