bimetallic

adjective

bi·​me·​tal·​lic ˌbī-mə-ˈta-lik How to pronounce bimetallic (audio)
1
: relating to, based on, or using bimetallism
2
: composed of two different metals
often used of devices having a part in which two metals that expand differently are bonded together
bimetallic noun

Examples of bimetallic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The idea was that the laser would heat a bimetallic strip that would then open or close the dragonfly’s exhaust. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 18 Feb. 2020 According to the Mint, the design by Timothy Hsia of Richmond, British Columbia, will also be the first colored bimetallic coin produced in the world (settle down coin nerds). Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 15 June 2017 According to the Mint, the design by Timothy Hsia of Richmond, British Columbia, will also be the first colored bimetallic coin produced in the world (settle down coin nerds). Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 15 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of bimetallic was in 1824

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“Bimetallic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bimetallic. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

bimetallic

adjective
bi·​me·​tal·​lic ˌbī-mə-ˈtal-ik How to pronounce bimetallic (audio)
: composed of two different metals
often used of devices having a part in which two metals that expand differently are bonded together
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