bimetallic

adjective
bi·​me·​tal·​lic | \ ˌbī-mə-ˈta-lik How to pronounce bimetallic (audio) \

Definition of bimetallic

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

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Other Words from bimetallic

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, "In the 1970s, the CIA Created a Robot Dragonfly Spy. Now We Know How It Works.," 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, "Canada’s New Two-Dollar Coins Glow in the Dark," 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, "Canada’s New Two-Dollar Coins Glow in the Dark," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of bimetallic

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Bimetallic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bimetallic. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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