du·​ral·​u·​min du̇-ˈral-yə-mən How to pronounce duralumin (audio)
 also  dyu̇-
: a light strong alloy of aluminum, copper, manganese, and magnesium

Examples of duralumin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wings and fuselage were constructed from corrugated duralumin, a light, strong alloy of aluminum, copper, manganese, and magnesium, while the landing gear and bracing were all steel. Laurie Gwen Shapiro, Longreads, 16 Jan. 2018 Close will take with her that ultra lightweight duralumin tray her mother received, made from the same material so much of the aircraft was to help keep it in the air. John Marks, charlotteobserver, 10 May 2017 Then came the PCA-1A, which cut weight using duralumin tubing instead of steel construction, and fabric covering the wings instead of plywood. Alex Davies, WIRED, 3 July 2014

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Word History


from Duralumin, a trademark

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of duralumin was in 1910

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

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