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An alloy used for making metal type, consisting mainly of lead, antimony, and tin.
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing an alloy of tin, lead, and antimony, from which type is cast
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|Noun||1.||type metal - an alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type|