from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various steels alloyed with at least 10 percent chromium and sometimes containing other elements and that are resistant to corrosion or rusting associated with exposure to water and moist air.
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- n. An alloy of iron and chromium that resists corrosion.
- adj. Made of stainless steel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. steel containing chromium that makes it resistant to corrosion
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The open-plan living area was centred around a square firebox enclosed in glass, capped by a stainless steel flue and flanked on three sides by long couches in vibrant dark blue, deep-cushioned and luxurious.
The surgeon handed me a penlike, stainless steel object attached to a wire and told me to hold it.
They also make alloys, or combinations of metals mixed together to give them specific properties—for example, stainless steel combines the strength of iron with the anticorroding qualities of chromium.
At the front of the drawer, with a Luger and a big clasp knife, were a stainless steel wristwatch and a leather fold containing papers, one of them with a red seal and a picture of Peter Zov.
He wanted to test the theory further and bought the exact gun that Aloysius used in the shooting, a stainless steel Sturm, Ruger GP100 revolver with a six-inch barrel.
Lacquered grey cabinetry complemented the brushed stainless steel of the appliances and hooded extractor.
The kitchen was spacious, with glass-door cherrywood cabinets, a large marble-topped center island and Miele stainless steel appliances.
He thought of HIM free of Reynolds Loftis and last night with Claire, taking it back chronologically, stopping at Augie Duarte dead on a stainless steel slab.
The canister was lined with graphite and lead, and bore, inside a hollow of moderating water, a ten-gram, lead-coated, stainless steel capsule of jelly-like plutonium nitrate that drivers called the slug.
The rifle was a stainless steel Remington 700 Sendero with a gray-green camo McMillan stock, more hunting rig than dedicated sniper, but accurate as hell way out there with its 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum 150-grain cartridges loading Swift Scirocco polycarbonate-tipped bullets, of which he had four boxes of twenty.