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Definition 1: knife sharpener consisting of a ridged steel rod - [noun denoting artifact]

(steel is a kind of ...) any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper

"a knife sharpener"

Definition 2: a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for steel in the sense of this definition

(steel is a kind of ...) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

"he was licensed to carry a weapon"

(... is a kind of steel ) a sword with only one cutting edge

(... is a kind of steel ) a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges

(... is a kind of steel ) a sword used in the sport of fencing

(... is a kind of steel ) a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point

(... is a kind of steel ) a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors

(... is a kind of steel ) a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back

(... is a kind of steel ) a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab

(... is an instance of steel) the legendary sword of King Arthur

(steel is a part of ...) the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge

(steel is a part of ...) the handle of a sword or dagger

(steel is a part of ...) the handle of a weapon or tool

(steel is a part of ...) the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible

(steel is a part of ...) the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip

(steel is a part of ...) a V shape

"the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

Definition 3: an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range - [noun denoting substance]

(steel is a kind of ...) a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten

"brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"

(... is a kind of steel ) steel that has been hardened by immersing it in water or oil to cool it

(... is a kind of steel ) steel with less than 0.15% carbon

(... is a kind of steel ) steel with 0.15-0.3% carbon

(... is a kind of steel ) steel with more than 0.3% carbon

(... is a kind of steel ) steel used in making chisels

(... is a kind of steel ) a hard resilient steel often decorated and used for sword blades

(... is a kind of steel ) steel made by the mixture of molten wrought iron, charcoal, and other substances in a crucible

(... is a kind of steel ) steel whose characteristics are determined by the amount of carbon it contains

(... is a kind of steel ) steel with a surface that is much harder than the interior metal

(... is a kind of steel ) steel that has enough nickel and chromium or manganese to retain austenite at atmospheric temperatures

(... is a kind of steel ) steel who characteristics are determined by the addition of other elements in addition to carbon

(... is a kind of steel ) a strong steel that is rolled into shapes that are used in construction

(steel is made of the substance ...) a lamellar mixture of cementite and ferrite formed during the cooling of austenite; a constituent of steel and cast iron

(steel is made of the substance ...) a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood

Definition 4: cover, plate, or edge with steel - [verb of contact]

(steel is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 5: get ready for something difficult or unpleasant - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for steel in the sense of this definition

(steel is a kind of ...) prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

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