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  • n. A sword of Damascus steel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sword of Damask steel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of damaskeen.
  • n. A Damascus blade; a damaskeened blade.


Compare French damasquin (adjective). See damaskeen. (Wiktionary)


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  • But apparently related to Damask (or Damascus) steel, right? This is a sword made of that material, isn't it?

    March 24, 2008

  • I would have thought this had something to do with fabric (damask), but no...

    March 22, 2008