Muntz metal

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Muntz metal

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n
(Metallurgy) a type of brass consisting of three parts copper and two parts zinc, used in casting and extrusion
[C19: named after G. F. Muntz (1794–1857), English metallurgist]
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Noun1.Muntz metal - a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brassMuntz metal - a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products
brass - an alloy of copper and zinc
high-strength brass, manganese bronze - a brass with from 1-4% manganese to harden it
Admiralty brass, Admiralty Metal, naval brass, Tobin bronze - alpha-beta brass containing tin; resistant to sea water; Admiralty Metal is a trademark
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