cupronickel

noun

cu·​pro·​nick·​el ˌkyü-prō-ˈni-kəl How to pronounce cupronickel (audio)
ˌkü-
: an alloy of copper and nickel
especially : one containing about 70 percent copper and 30 percent nickel

Examples of cupronickel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The heater is made with a cupronickel heat exchanger that can withstand low pH, high-flow, or heavy use, plus it's certified for low NOx emissions. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 19 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cupronickel was in 1900

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“Cupronickel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cupronickel. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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