- 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
First recorded in 1890–95
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- any very hard steel containing manganese (11–14 per cent), used in dredger buckets, rock-crushers, railway points, etc
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