from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An early form of steel having wavy markings, developed in Near Eastern countries and used chiefly in sword blades.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- See Damask steel, under
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- noun A kind of
steelused in swordmakingfrom about 300 BC to 1700 AD, characterized by distinctive patternsof banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water.
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- noun a hard resilient steel often decorated and used for sword blades
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