Translation of steel in Spanish:

steel

acero, n.

Pronunciation /stil//stiːl/

noun

  • 1

    (metal)
    acero masculine
    (girder/helmet) (before noun) de acero
    he showed his steel demostró su temple
    • the steel industry la industria siderúrgica
    • steel maker / manufacturer fabricante de acero
    • Its blade was strong steel, the handle gold with a jewel set on each side of the handle.
    • Their cycles have been rejected by many countries in the west as they are not made of steel but an alloy which is not very strong.
    • However, the full effect of nitriding will not be realized unless alloy steel is selected.
    • The primary use of zinc is in galvanizing other metals, especially iron and steel.
    • As I stood there, I reached out and took my father's hand, and stared at all the boxes of steel, iron and brass.
    • It was a hulking grey structure of steel, with some massive boilers at one end.
    • Iron and steel are highest, copper and aluminum are lowest, brass and the like are in the middle.
    • They will be used in interpreting the mechanical behavior of the ferritic steels used as structural materials in existing nuclear fission plants, as well as those proposed for future fusion plants.
    • Because they were made of iron rather than blue steel, they quickly rusted out.
    • Alloy steel, copper, lead, zinc and base metals are basic raw materials used in a variety of industries.
    • It is drawn in much the same way as the brass we know, but the idea that steel is hard often interpreted to mean bad.
    • Iron alloyed with carbon is steel and this steel can be alloyed with a variety of ferro alloys to modify its properties.
    • As is the case with steel, titanium is alloyed with other metals to increase its strength.
    • Carbon steel is an alloy of iron with small amounts of Mn, S, P, and Si. Alloy steels are carbon steels with other additives such as nickel, chromium, vanadium, etc.
    • A magnet is the device that attracts certain types of metals, like iron or steel.
    • He went on to remind me that China consumes more steel, copper and iron ore than any other country in the world.
    • The main weakness of steel, as a structural material, is its tendency to corrode.
    • Adding carbon to iron to make steel does make it stronger and tougher, up to a point.
    • This shining metal was not raw iron but hard steel, which bent the softer wrought-iron blades of the Gauls.
    • The roof had a sandwich panel structure, with two layers of steel surrounding a polystyrene-type material.
  • 2

    (sharpener)
    afilador masculine
    chaira feminine
    • With it I demonstrate that it is impossible to cut yourself when sharpening on a steel as long as you use Neville knives.

reflexive verb

  • 1

    to steel oneself for sth/to + inf armarse de valor para algo/para + inf
    • he steeled himself for the injection/to phone her se armó de valor para la inyección/para llamarla
    • she had steeled herself against his entreaties se había hecho fuerte para no ceder a sus súplicas
    • Nursery school supporters in Middleton are steeling themselves for the next round in their fight to keep Sunny Brow open as a ‘stand-alone’ pre-school facility.
    • Another glass of wine was downed as I steeled myself to approach a group of rather important-looking men and women.
    • Though he had steeled himself for this moment, Charlton was not prepared for what he saw.
    • Some nations have steeled themselves and forbidden parents from hitting their children.
    • This Sunday would have been her 22nd birthday, and the family are steeling themselves what they know will be a very difficult day.
    • Even though she had steeled herself before coming, she wasn't prepared for what she saw.
    • Wilkie is steeling himself, though, for the prospect of being left out of the closing games of the season by Duffy as the manager tries out the central-defensive pairing he could employ in the final.
    • The Allied high command anticipated that a successful landing would cost 10,000 dead and perhaps 30,000 wounded, but were steeling themselves for much heavier casualties.
    • When that was confirmed I realised I had actually been steeling myself in preparation.
    • Stiffening, his hand gravitating to his sword hilt, Ikeda steeled himself, preparing for any situation.
    • It's all because I'm mentally steeling myself in preparation for next Monday.
    • Ready for the off he travelled downstream and steeled himself as he approached the edge of the drop.
    • I still remember steeling myself to down the glass of the vile red stuff like a sailor knocks back a jigger of rot gut and then shakes all over at the horror of the liquid landing on his stomach.
    • We desperately want to see him home again, but we are steeling ourselves for the worst.
    • I thought it was a protest over something or other and steeled myself for a list of complaints.
    • He wheeled round to face me and I steeled myself for a confrontation.
    • Ministers are steeling themselves for a tough battle over the Government's plans for identity cards as the legislation providing for a national scheme heads towards a vital Commons vote.
    • The mauve glow of the sky outside tugged at Danielle's heart even as she steeled herself.
    • I was doing well that day, having gotten up early and steeled myself to give the eulogy.
    • It will be Dyson's third appearance in the Open and he feels he will be far better equipped to cope with the pressure after steeling himself to tournament play over the past four years.