Britannia metal

noun
Bri·​tan·​nia metal | \ bri-ˈtan-yə- How to pronounce Britannia metal (audio) , -ˈta-nē-ə- \

Definition of Britannia metal

: a silver-white alloy largely of tin, antimony, and copper that is similar to pewter

First Known Use of Britannia metal

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Britannia metal

Britannia, poetic name for Great Britain, from Latin

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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 23 Oct. 2020.

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