carbon steel(redirected from Plain-carbon steel)
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(Metallurgy) steel whose characteristics are determined by the amount of carbon it contains
steel owing its properties principally to its carbon content; ordinary, unalloyed steel.
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|Noun||1.||carbon steel - steel whose characteristics are determined by the amount of carbon it contains|
steel - an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
eutectoid steel - a steel that contains 0.9% carbon (the eutectic point); a carbon steel with 0.9% carbon is pure pearlite
hyper-eutectoid steel - a steel that contains more than 0.9% carbon
hypo-eutectoid steel - a steel that contains less that 0.9% carbon