Definition of Crucible steel

1. Noun. Steel made by the mixture of molten wrought iron, charcoal, and other substances in a crucible.

Generic synonyms: Steel

Definition of Crucible steel

1. Noun. A high-grade steel, used in tools and dies, originally made by fusing wrought iron and charcoal in a crucible. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crucible Steel

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cruciate anastomosis
cruciate eminence
cruciate ligament of leg
cruciate ligament of the atlas
cruciate ligaments of knee
cruciate muscle
cruciate sulci
cruciate sulcus
crucible steel (current term)
cruciferous plant
cruciferous vegetable

Literary usage of Crucible steel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the Manufacture of Iron in All Ages: And Particularly in the by James Moore Swank (1892)
"Yet we might have had and should have had a crucible- steel industry at a much earlier day. The success of Garrard Brothers in manufacturing the best ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1914)
"THE recently announced run of three years, nine months and eleven days made by a crucible steel melting furnace of the Columbia Tool Steel Co., ..."

3. Directory of Iron and Steel Works of the United States and Canada by American Iron and Steel Association, American Iron and Steel Institute (1892)
"4 Atlantic Steel Works, Richardson, Boynton & Co., 232 Water st., New York ; abandoned the manufacture of crucible steel in 1875. Bookwalter Casting Company ..."

4. Journal by Chartered Insurance Institute (1898)
"crucible steel-Making in America.—In the United States but little attention has been paid to the manufacture of crucible steel, and most of the finer grades ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"The most conspicuously successful gunmaker in the world, Friedrich Krupp, of Essen, Germany, uses crucible steel exclusively for this purpose. ..."

6. Text-book of the Materials of Engineering by Herbert Fisher Moore (1917)
"... crucible steel, AND ELECTRIC-FURNACE STEEL The Cementation Process.—The oldest process of steel- making is called the cementation process. ..."

7. The Manufacture and Properties of Iron and Steel by Harry Huse Campbell (1907)
"THE MAKING OF crucible steel. Most of the hard steel in the market to-day is made in the open- hearth furnace. Enormous quantities are used for car springs ..."

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