any of various alloys containing about 98% zirconium, 1.5% tin, etc., that are resistant to corrosion and high temperatures and are used to contain fuel in nuclear reactors, etc.
Origin of Zircaloy; from Zircaloy Super Alpha, a trademark ; from zirc(onium) + al(l)oy
A stable, corrosion-resistant zirconium alloy.
Origin of zircaloyzirc(onium) + al(l)oy.
- (metallurgy, nuclear industry) Any of a set of specialist alloys of zirconium