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phosphor bronze

n.
A hard, strong, corrosion-resistant bronze containing tin and a small amount of phosphorus, used in machine parts, springs, and fine tubing.
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phosphor bronze

n
(Metallurgy) any of various hard corrosion-resistant alloys containing copper, tin (2–8 per cent), and phosphorus (0.1–0.4 per cent): used in gears, bearings, cylinder casings, etc
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Noun1.phosphor bronze - a corrosion-resistant bronze containing phosphorus; used in bearings and gears
bronze - an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin
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