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English

Etymology

Old English *stēle

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Noun

steel (uncountable)

  1. A metal alloy of mostly iron plus carbon, harder than pure iron but malleable when hot.
  2. A tool used to sharpen or hone knives.
  3. A sword.

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Adjective

steel

  1. made of steel

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

steel (Plural: stelen, diminutive: steeltje)

  1. handle (of a broom, a pan)

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Verb

steel

  1. First person singular present tense of stelen
  2. Singular imperative of stelen

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