alloy steel containing 12 percent or more chromium, so as to be resistant to rust and attack from various chemicals.
a type of steel resistant to corrosion as a result of the presence of large amounts of chromium (12–15 per cent). The carbon content depends on the application, being 0.2–0.4 per cent for steel used in cutlery, etc, and about 1 per cent for use in scalpels and razor blades
(as modifier): stainless-steel cutlery
Any of various alloys of iron that contain chromium, nickel, and small amounts of carbon. They may also contain minor amounts of other elements, such as molybdenum. Stainless steel is resistant to rusting and corrosion.
noun 1. one of a flight or series of steps for going from one level to another, as in a building. 2. stairs, such steps collectively, especially as forming a flight or a series of flights: I was so excited I ran all the way up the stairs. 3. a series or flight of steps; […]
noun 1. a flight of stairs with its framework, banisters, etc., or a series of such flights. noun 1. a flight of stairs, its supporting framework, and, usually, a handrail or banisters staircase stair·case (stâr’kās’) n. A series of reactions or responses that follow one another in progressively increasing or decreasing intensity, so that a […]
- Staircase phenomenon
staircase phenomenon n. See treppe.
- Staircase wit
noun any wisdom or cleverness that comes too late; also called after-wit Examples Staircase wit is the biting ripostes that are thought of just seconds too late, on the way out of the room – or even days later. Word Origin fr. Fr. l’esprit d’escalier