Damascus steel

noun

Da·​mas·​cus steel də-ˈma-skəs- How to pronounce Damascus steel (audio)
: hard elastic steel ornamented with wavy patterns and used especially for sword blades

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Damascus steel was circa 1727

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“Damascus steel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Damascus%20steel. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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