Definition of "stainless" []

  • Without stain or blemish: a stainless reputation. (adjective)
  • Resistant to stain or corrosion: stainless metal. (adjective)
  • Made of a stainless material: a stainless teapot. (adjective)
  • Resistant to discoloration, esp discoloration resulting from corrosion; rust-resistant (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having no blemish (adjective)
  • Stainless steel (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "stainless" in a sentence
  • "In a muzzleloader i believe the stainless is a big plus because of ease of cleaning and improved water and corrosion resistance."
  • "Julie Platner for The Wall Street Journal For this overhaul, Frank Fusaro, of Handel Architects, removed the faux facades and stucco and cover the building in stainless steel tiles with a coating dubbed the Dream Finish: It's polished enough to reflect the blues and whites from the sky overhead, but not enough to mirror passers-by."
  • "My present one is a Model 700 mountain stainless/laminate in .260 Remington -- about as good as it gets."