babbitt metal

noun, sometimes capitalized B
variants: less commonly

babbit metal

Definition of babbitt metal

  1. :  either of two alloys used for lining bearings: a :  a tin-base alloy; especially :  one containing 2 to 8 percent copper and 5 to 15 percent antimony b :  a lead-base alloy containing 1 to 10 percent tin and 10 to 15 percent antimony with or without some arsenic

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Origin and Etymology of babbitt metal

after Isaac Babbitt †1862 American inventor

First Known Use: 1850

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