What is steel?

  • (noun): Knife sharpener consisting of a ridged steel rod.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Steel

Steel is an alloy made by combining iron and other elements, the most common of these being carbon. When carbon is used, its content in the steel is between 0.2% and 2.1% by weight, depending on the grade. Other alloying elements sometimes used are manganese, chromium, vanadium and tungsten.

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Some articles on steel:

Tap Water - Pipe Materials - Steel
... Galvanized steel potable water supply and distribution pipes are commonly found with nominal pipe sizes from 3/8 to 2 ... Steel pipe has National Pipe Thread (NPT) standard tapered male threads, which connect with female tapered threads on elbows, tees, couplers, valves, and ... Galvanized steel (often known simply as "galv" or "iron" in the plumbing trade) is relatively expensive, and difficult to work with due to weight and requirement of a pipe threader ...
Jerilderie - Steel Wings Windmill
... The windmill was produced by the Steel Wings Company, in North Sydney between 1907 and 1911 with only six models ever erected ... The windmills comprise a steel frame and fan which turns to the wind between a bearing at the bottom and a swivel at the top, all supported by guy-wires ... The Jerilderie Steel Wings windmill, built in 1910, was transported by rail from Sydney and then taken by bullock wagon to Goolgumbula Station for Sir Samuel McCaughey ...
National Steel
... National Steel has several meanings National Steel (1929), a defunct steel production company in the United States National Steel Company (1899), part of the 1901 ... Steel National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, a shipyard in San Diego, California National Steel (album), a blues album by Colin James National Steel ...
Uses - Low-background Steel
... Main article Low-background steel Steel manufactured after World War II became contaminated with radionuclides due to nuclear weapons testing ... Low-background steel, steel manufactured prior to 1945, is used for certain radiation-sensitive applications such as Geiger counters and radiation ...
Anshan - History
... In 1933, the site was expanded to include steel production and the company was renamed Showa Steel Works ... industries developed around the iron and steel mills ... Anshan had become one of the largest producers of iron and steel in Asia if not the world ...

More definitions of "steel":

  • (verb): Get ready for something difficult or unpleasant.
    Synonyms: nerve
  • (noun): An alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range.
  • (verb): Cover, plate, or edge with steel.
  • (noun): A cutting or thrusting weapon with a long blade.
    Synonyms: sword, blade, brand

Famous quotes containing the word steel:

    Through joy and blindness he shall know,
    Not caring much to know, that still
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    Julian Grenfell (1888–1915)

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    Cold eyes ... steel grey, rather small, not unpleasant in good-humour, diabolic in a passion, but worst when a little suspicious; then they watch you as though you were a young rattle-snake, to be killed when convenient.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)