pot metal


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pot metal

n.
1. A copper and lead alloy, formerly used in making plumbing fixtures.
2. A cast iron used especially in making pots.
3. An inexpensive alloy of poor quality, usually containing lead, used especially in making castings: cheap jewelery made from plated pot metal.
4.
a. Glass melted in a pot.
b. Glass colored by being mixed with melted stained glass in a pot.
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Noun1.pot metal - cast iron used for making cooking warespot metal - cast iron used for making cooking wares
cast iron - an alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting
2.pot metal - an alloy of copper and lead used especially for making large pots
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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