admiralty brass

noun

: a corrosion-resistant alloy containing about 71 percent copper, 28 percent zinc, and 1 percent tin

Word History

Etymology

Admiralty Metal

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of admiralty brass was in 1876

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“Admiralty brass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/admiralty%20brass. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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