from The Century Dictionary.

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


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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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