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  • n. An alloy of iron and boron used in the production of specialist steels

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In metallurgy, a compound of iron with boron, iron boride, intended for use in ascertaining the modifying effect of boron upon steel.


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  • It has been used in making very pure copper castings for electrical purposes, in aluminum bronzes, and in hardening aluminum castings; and an alloy, ferroboron, has been shown experimentally to act on steel somewhat like ferrovanadium.

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