white metal


white metal

noun

Definition of WHITE METAL

1
:  any of several light-colored alloys used especially as a base for plated silverware and ornaments and novelties
2
:  any of several lead-base or tin-base alloys (as babbitt) used especially for bearings, fusible plugs, and type metal

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