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manganese steel

any of various steels containing manganese, especially one that has up to 14 percent manganese, used in work involving heavy strains and impacts.
Origin of manganese steel
1890-95 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for manganese steel
  • Cylinders manufactured from intermediate manganese steel must have been normalized, not quenched and tempered.
  • It was the first major bridge to use manganese steel for its main arch ribs and in its rivets.
  • The fixed and moveable jaws consisted of two liner plates made of manganese steel.
  • Grizzlies are usually constructed of manganese steel or other highly abrasion-resistant materials.
British Dictionary definitions for manganese steel

manganese steel

any very hard steel containing manganese (11–14 per cent), used in dredger buckets, rock-crushers, railway points, etc
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