American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Free from rust.
- adj. Unlikely to rust; not rustable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Free from rust; that will not rust.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Free from rust.
- adj. without rust
- rust + -less (Wiktionary)
“Still, I can't help hoping that the Man of Steel will remain rustless in his kryptonite tomb, that his virtue will remain a stainless legend, that in our time of greatest need an earthquake will set him free to rise again renewed like King Arthur from the grave and vanquish black-clad evil for us all.”
“There, rustless and fresh as the day it was installed, was a bank of instruments; the rogue hunted among them until it found one that possessed a flexible membrane.”
“And the second world where the ruins of a giant city had stood choked with jungle vegetation, where he had made a blowgun from tubes of rustless metal as a weapon gift for small winged men -- but were they men?”
“A pan, a platter, or a solid board, as will be readily seen, is not so good for drying as a wooden frame of convenient size that has small slats or fine, rustless-wire netting, or screening, attached to the bottom.”
“And stacks of material -- sheet steel, deckplate, girders -- and contragravity lifters and construction machines, all left on jobs that were never finished, the bright rustless metal dulled by forty years of rain and windblown red dust.”
“_ That is to say, it must be unkinked, rustless, and unscored.”
“That is to say, it must be unkinked, rustless, and unscored.”
“Advertising, with its billboard message of rustless screens and co-educational turkish-baths, has done much to further the good cause, and a glance through the files of newspapers of seventy-five years ago, when the big news story of the day was played up in diamond type easily deciphered in a strong light with the naked eye, shows that news printing has not, to use a slang phrase, stood still.”
“I have roused my men from each Ulster glen in the glitter of rustless spear and shield.”
“It should be suspended by rustless black chains and eyebolts passing through the lower rails.”
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