Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of welding a piece of steel on that part of a cutting-instrument which is to receive the edge.
- n. The process of depositing a film of iron on engraved copperplates. The plates are placed in a bath of sulphate of iron and ammonium chlorid, a plate of iron submerged in the solution being connected to the copper pole of the battery, and the engraved copperplate to the zinc pole. From such steeled plates from 5,000 to 15,000 impressions can be taken. The same method has been successfully applied to stereotype plates.
- n. In general, the operation of overlaying, tipping, or facing with steel. It is usually done to a softer and tougher metal in order that the required hardness, resistance to abrasion, or tempering quality may be secured by the steel face or point. It was formerly practised more than now, because steel of the desired properties was much more costly than iron, and the solidity or mass was given by iron, and the steel quality secured at the working-face only. Ax-heads were made with a steel bit or cutting-edge on a wrought-iron head; rails were faced with steel on their tops; armorplate was steel-faced.
- v. present participle of steel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The process of pointing, edging, or overlaying with steel; specifically, acierage. See steel, v.
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