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(of a surface or material) not easily damaged by friction or use:‘a layer of wear-resistant rubber matting’‘wear-resistant carbide blades’
- ‘Movement is fine tuned, and each leg is fitted with a wear-resistant sole.’
- ‘Bermudagrass and zoysiagrass, followed closely by perennial ryegrass, are among the most wear-resistant species.’
- ‘The keypad is wear-resistant so that as long as you keep it clean, thieves won't be able to detect which keys are most often used.’
- ‘Hardened stainless steel is the most wear-resistant material, but it is also the most expensive.’
- ‘The metallic plating was either nickel or chromium which presented a hard, wear-resistant surface capable of being highly polished.’
- ‘A tip made of wear-resistant material is suited for use with abrasive resins.’
- ‘We can harden aluminum parts to make them even more wear-resistant.’
- ‘In which of these areas could plastic wear-resistant materials be used?’
- ‘These pans are also very wear-resistant.’
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