Definition of "stainless" [stain•less]

  • 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)

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.

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."