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English Word:

babbitt metal


English Pronunciation:

bab•bitt met•al


Noun:


⇨Etymology

From the inventor, Isaac Babbitt of Massachusetts.


⇨Definition

A soft white alloy of variable composition (as a nine parts of tin to one of copper, or of fifty parts of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction.



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