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pinch·beck

 (pĭnch′bĕk′)
n.
1. An alloy of zinc and copper used as imitation gold.
2. A cheap imitation.
adj.
1. Made of pinchbeck.
2. Imitation; spurious.

[After Christopher Pinchbeck (1670?-1732), English watchmaker.]

pinchbeck

(ˈpɪntʃˌbɛk)
n
1. (Jewellery) an alloy of copper and zinc, used as imitation gold
2. a spurious or cheap imitation; sham
adj
3. (Jewellery) made of pinchbeck
4. sham, spurious, or cheap
[C18 (the alloy), C19 (something spurious): after Christopher Pinchbeck (?1670–1732), English watchmaker who invented it]

pinch•beck

(ˈpɪntʃ bɛk)

n.
1. an alloy of copper and zinc, used in imitation of gold.
2. something sham, spurious, or counterfeit.
adj.
3. made of pinchbeck.
4. sham or counterfeit.
[1725–35; after Christopher Pinchbeck (d. 1732), English watchmaker, its inventor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinchbeck - an alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold
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"
Adj.1.pinchbeck - serving as an imitation or substitute; "pinchbeck heroism"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"

pinchbeck

noun
An inferior substitute imitating an original:
Translations

pinchbeck

[ˈpɪntʃbek]
A. Nsimilor m
B. CPDde similor (fig) → falso

pinchbeck

n (lit, fig)Talmi nt
adj jewelsaus Talmi