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Meaning of alloy steel

al'loy steel"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. carbon steel to which various elements, as chromium, cobalt, copper, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, or vanadium, have been added in sufficient amounts to obtain desirable physical and chemical properties.
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