bi·​met·​al ˈbī-ˌme-tᵊl How to pronounce bimetal (audio)
bimetal noun

Examples of bimetal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blade Material Hole saws are typically made with either bimetal or carbide blades. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2023 Use a bimetal hole saw or a step drill, a conical bit with notches cut into it (each notch makes a different-size hole). Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2020 When the temperature changes the pointer moves depending on the amount of deformation of the bimetal coil. Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, 20 Feb. 2020 Inside these thermometers a bimetal coil is attached to a pointer. Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, 20 Feb. 2020 Aluminum, bimetal, cans, bottles, baking pans and food trays. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, 6 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bimetal was in 1893

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“Bimetal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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bi·​met·​al ˈbī-ˌmet-ᵊl How to pronounce bimetal (audio)
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