any of various steels containing manganese, especially one that has up to 14 percent manganese, used in work involving heavy strains and impacts.
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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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