spiegeleisen

noun
spie·​gel·​ei·​sen | \ ˈspē-gə-ˌlī-zᵊn How to pronounce spiegeleisen (audio) \
variants: or less commonly spiegel \ ˈspē-​gəl How to pronounce spiegeleisen (audio) \

Definition of spiegeleisen

: a composition of iron that contains 15 to 30 percent manganese and 4.5 to 6.5 percent carbon

First Known Use of spiegeleisen

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spiegeleisen

German Spiegeleisen, from Spiegel mirror + Eisen iron

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“Spiegeleisen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiegeleisen. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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