Definition of nickel steel in English:

nickel steel


  • [mass noun] A type of stainless steel containing chromium and nickel.

    • ‘The only alloy steel recommended for cryogenic service is 9% nickel steel.’
    • ‘The manganese nickel steel is more often used as a buildup deposit to maintain the characteristics of manganese steel when surfacing is required.’
    • ‘One year later, barrels were changed to nickel steel to handle the extra friction caused by jacketed bullets at then unheard of muzzle velocities.’
    • ‘The shell courses were of nickel steel, with welt strips for the seams made of the same material.’
    • ‘In fact, the only alteration necessary was to change the barrel to nickel steel in order to handle the higher velocities of jacketed bullets.’