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|Noun||1.||copper-base alloy - any alloy whose principal component is copper|
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
brass - an alloy of copper and zinc
bronze - an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin
cupronickel - a 60/40 alloy of copper and nickel
aluminium bronze, aluminum bronze - an alloy of copper and aluminum with high tensile strength and resistance to corrosion