Damascus steel

noun
Da·​mas·​cus steel | \ də-ˈma-skəs- How to pronounce Damascus steel (audio) \

Definition of Damascus steel

: hard elastic steel ornamented with wavy patterns and used especially for sword blades

First Known Use of Damascus steel

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Damascus steel

Time Traveler for Damascus steel

Time Traveler

The first known use of Damascus steel was circa 1727

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Damascus steel

Cite this Entry

“Damascus steel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Damascus%20steel. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

Comments on Damascus steel

What made you want to look up Damascus steel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!