bell metal


: bronze that consists usually of three to four parts of copper to one of tin and that is used for making bells

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1523, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bell metal was circa 1523

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“Bell metal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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