bell metal

noun

Definition of bell metal

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

First Known Use of bell metal

circa 1523, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bell metal was circa 1523

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“Bell metal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bell%20metal. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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