Damascus-steel meaning

An early form of steel having wavy markings, developed in Near Eastern countries and used chiefly in sword blades.
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A hard, flexible steel decorated with wavy lines, orig. made in Damascus and used for sword blades.
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Any steel like this.
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A kind of steel used in swordmaking from about 300 BC to 1700 AD, characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water.
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