Share this entry

chrome-moly Syllabification: chrome-mol·y
Pronunciation: /ˌkrōm ˈmōlē/
(also chromoly)

Definition of chrome-moly in English:


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.


1980s: blend of chromium and molybdenum.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day confidant
Pronunciation: ˈkänfəˌdant
a person with whom one shares a secret...