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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. steel that has but little carbon in it and is not readily hardened.
  • n. a kind of steel having a lower proportion of carbon than ordinary steel, rendering it softer and more malleable.

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  • n. steel with less than 0.15% carbon

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