white metal


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white metal

n.
Any of various whitish alloys, such as pewter, that contain high percentages of tin or lead. Also called Babbitt metal.

white metal

n
(Metallurgy) any of various alloys, such as Babbitt metal, used for bearings. Also called: antifriction metal

white′ met′al


n.
any of various light-colored alloys, as Babbitt metal or Britannia metal.
[1605–15]
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Noun1.white metal - an alloy (often of lead or tin base) used for bearings
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"
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