crucible steel

crucible steel
noun
steel made by the mixture of molten wrought iron, charcoal, and other substances in a crucible
Hypernyms: ↑steel

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noun
: hard cast steel (as for dies and cutting tools) made in pots that are lifted from the furnace before the metal is poured into molds

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steel made in a crucible, esp. a high-grade steel prepared by melting selected materials.
[1875-80]

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crucible steel,
a high grade of steel formerly prepared by melting crude or blister steel, later by melting selected cemented bars of steel or by melting together wrought iron, carbon, and flux in crucibles.

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