spiegeleisen

spiegeleisen

[spee-guhl-ahy-zuhn]
noun
a lustrous, crystalline pig iron containing a large amount of manganese, sometimes 15 percent or more, used in making steel.
Also called spiegel, spiegel iron.


Origin:
1865–70; < German, equivalent to Spiegel mirror + Eisen iron

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spiegeleisen (ˈspiːɡəlˌaɪzən)
 
n
a type of pig iron that is rich in manganese and carbon
 
[C19: German, from Spiegel mirror + Eiseniron]

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