Definition of Monel in English:


(also Monel metal)


mass nountrademark
  • A nickel-copper alloy with high tensile strength and resistance to corrosion.

    • ‘Nickel 200, Monel 400 and similar alloys will remain bright and free from discoloration when heated and cooled in a reducing atmosphere.’
    • ‘The same situation applies also to the welding of Inconel or Monel to stainless steels.’
    • ‘Clad steels can have as the cladding material of nickel base alloys such as Monel and Inconel, copper-nickel, and copper.’
    • ‘Special titanium-framed fashion glasses start from Rs.3,500, while sunglasses made of Monel and styled to suit formal wear cost Rs.900 onwards.’


Early 20th century: named after Ambrose Monell (died 1921), American businessman.