Admiralty Metal

variants: or Admiralty metal

Definition of Admiralty Metal

: a corrosion-resistant alloy of copper, zinc, and tin : admiralty brass

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First Known Use of Admiralty Metal

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Admiralty Metal

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“Admiralty Metal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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