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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spiegeleisen, spiegel, spiegel ironnoun

    pig iron containing manganese; used as a deoxidizing agent and to raise the manganese content in making steel

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spiegeleisennoun

    see Spiegel iron

  2. Etymology: [G. spiegel mirror + eisen iron.]


  1. Spiegeleisen

    Spiegeleisen is a ferromanganese alloy containing approximately 15% manganese and small quantities of carbon and silicon. Historically, this was the standard form in which manganese was traded and used in steel making. Being remarkably free from impurities, such as phosphorus, sulphur, and silica, it was much used in the Bessemer process for the purpose of reintroducing carbon. It reduces the iron oxide and is itself subject to oxidation. It mostly originated in Germany and was made from hematite. Today, manganese is usually traded and used in more concentrated form, 80% manganese content being typical. Spiegeleisen is sometimes also referred to as specular pig iron, Spiegel iron, just Spiegel, or Bisalloy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spiegeleisen

    spē′gl-ī-zen, n. a white cast-iron containing from eight to fifteen per cent. of manganese, largely used in the manufacture of steel by the Bessemer process. [Ger.,—spiegel—L. speculum, a mirror, Ger. eisen, iron.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spiegeleisen in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spiegeleisen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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