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1 steel /ˈstiːl/ noun
plural steels
1 steel
/ˈstiːl/
noun
plural steels
Learner's definition of STEEL
[noncount]
: a strong, hard metal made of iron and carbon often used before another noun
see also stainless steel
: the industry that makes steel
[noncount] literary : things (such as weapons) that are made of steel
[singular] : the part of something that is made of steel
[count] : a device or tool that is made of steel
see also pedal steel
used to describe something or someone that is very strong
see also nerves of steel at nerve
2 steel /ˈstiːl/ verb
steels; steeled; steeling
2 steel
/ˈstiːl/
verb
steels; steeled; steeling
Learner's definition of STEEL

steel yourself

: to make (yourself) ready for something difficult or unpleasant : to fill (yourself) with determination and courage
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