Definition of babbitt metal
: 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: 1850See Words from the same year
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