- Also called damask steel . Damascus steel.
- the pattern or wavy appearance peculiar to the surface of such steel.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of damask
OTHER WORDS FROM damaskun·dam·asked, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for damask
Strolling outside the damasked tabernacle, I saw some servants who were preparing beverages and refreshments with a mighty bustle.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first|Count Carlo Gozzi
In other places the rock was damasked like a Saracen buckler, or engraved like a Florentine vase.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
In the row of lights below the big rose, a damasked background to the figures was used with good effect.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Light lashed the polished wooden newels of a great bed on which sat swirls of silk, damasked satin, brocade.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
Early morning at Saltinville, with the tide down, and the calm sea shimmering like damasked and deadened silver in the sunshine.The Master of the Ceremonies|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for damask
- a reversible fabric, usually silk or linen, with a pattern woven into it. It is used for table linen, curtains, etc
- table linen made from this
- (as modifier)a damask tablecloth
- the greyish-pink colour of the damask rose
- (as adjective)damask wallpaper