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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How to use manganese steel in a sentence
The British tree consisted of an oval shell of manganese steel.America's Munitions 1917-1918 | Benedict Crowell
Silicon steel and manganese steel are sometimes classed as alloy steels.Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting | Harold P. Manly
Like manganese steel, tungsten steel retains its temper even when heated to high temperatures.Every-day Science: Volume VI. The Conquest of Nature | Henry Smith Williams
But neither this nor any other procedure softens manganese steel rapidly.
Tungsten steel and certain classes of manganese steel are malleable only when red-hot.
British Dictionary definitions for manganese steel
any very hard steel containing manganese (11–14 per cent), used in dredger buckets, rock-crushers, railway points, etc
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