Associations to the word «Damascus»


DAMASCUS, proper noun. The capital city of Syria.
DAMASCUS BARREL, noun. (firearms) A gun barrel formed by twisting and welding strips of metal around a hard die. Not commonly used now due to its inability to handle high cartridge pressure on modern ammunition.
DAMASCUS BARRELS, noun. Plural of Damascus barrel
DAMASCUS STEEL, noun. A kind of steel used in swordmaking from about 300 BC to 1700 AD, characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water.
DAMASCUS STEELS, noun. Plural of Damascus steel

Dictionary definition

DAMASCUS, noun. An ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus.

Wise words

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