Britannia metal

noun

Bri·​tan·​nia metal bri-ˈtan-yə- How to pronounce Britannia metal (audio)
-ˈta-nē-ə-
: a silver-white alloy largely of tin, antimony, and copper that is similar to pewter

Word History

Etymology

Britannia, poetic name for Great Britain, from Latin

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Britannia metal was in 1798

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“Britannia metal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Britannia%20metal. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Britannia metal

noun
Bri·​tan·​nia metal bri-ˌtan-yə- How to pronounce Britannia metal (audio)
: a silver-white alloy that is similar to pewter and consists largely of tin, antimony, and copper
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