Damascus steel

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Damascus steel

n.
An early form of steel having wavy markings, developed in Near Eastern countries and used chiefly in sword blades.

Damascus steel

or

damask steel

n
(Metallurgy) history a hard flexible steel with wavy markings caused by forging the metal in strips: used for sword blades

Damas′cus steel′


n.
hand-wrought steel etched to reveal the grain: used esp. for sword blades.
[1720–30]
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Noun1.Damascus steel - a hard resilient steel often decorated and used for sword blades
steel - an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
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He has, for instance, a rare katar dagger engraved with depictions of Lord Shiva, the blade made of so-called wootz Damascus or 'watered steel' (12,000 [pounds sterling]).