- Also called damask steel . Damascus steel.
- the pattern or wavy appearance peculiar to the surface of such steel.
Origin of damask
OTHER WORDS FROM damaskun·dam·asked, adjective
How to use damask in a sentence
She had discovered that a fragment of a red damask in the same pattern was found in the Philadelphia house occupied by George Washington when he was president.
This design in the yellow damask has a sort of timelessness about it.
Two years earlier, that Ninth Street NW picture palace had been renovated, its foyer floored in Pompeian marble, its side walls swathed in damask silk.Remembering the most scandalous film ever (not) shown in Washington|John Kelly|January 10, 2021|Washington Post
In other places the rock was damasked like a Saracen buckler, or engraved like a Florentine vase.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
But it was a glorious beast when set, richly black, barred and striped with damasked cream over a flame of orange-scarlet.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
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
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
Beneath their black bourkas glittered the sheen of their pistols and their damasked poniards.Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century|W. H. Davenport Adams
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