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high-speed steel

noun
1.
an especially hard, heat-resistant steel for use in lathe tools and for other applications involving high friction and wear.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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high-speed steel

noun
1.
any of various steels that retain their hardness at high temperatures and are thus suitable for making tools used on lathes and other high-speed machines
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