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carbon steel

Definitions of carbon steel
  1. noun
    steel whose characteristics are determined by the amount of carbon it contains
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    drill rod, drill steel
    carbon steel used for rock drills and dowels
    eutectoid steel
    a steel that contains 0.9% carbon (the eutectic point); a carbon steel with 0.9% carbon is pure pearlite
    hyper-eutectoid steel
    a steel that contains more than 0.9% carbon
    hypo-eutectoid steel
    a steel that contains less that 0.9% carbon
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    steel
    an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
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