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nickel steel[′nik·əl ′stēl]
Carbon steel containing up to 9% nickel as a major alloying element.
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Steel containing 3 to 5% nickel and 0.2 to 0.5% carbon; the nickel increases the strength and the elastic limit of the alloy; has better properties (such as greater strength, more ductility, and higher corrosion resistance) than carbon steel.
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