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babbitt metal Explained

Babbitt metal at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Babbitt metal \Bab"bitt met`al\ [From the inventor, Isaac
Babbitt of Massachusetts.]
A soft white alloy of variable composition (as a nine parts
of tin to one of copper, or of fifty parts of tin to five of
antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish
friction.

Babbitt metal at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Babbitt metal
n : an alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; an
anti-friction lining for bearings [syn: {babbitt}]

Babbitt metal at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: Webster 191 » 3
Inter: wikipedia » Babbitt metal

Etymology

Named after inventor Isaac Babbitt.

Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=Babbitt metal
  • A soft white alloy of variable composition (as a nine parts of tin to one of copper, or of fifty parts of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction.

    See also

    * white metal

    References

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3

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