misch metal

\ ˈmish- How to pronounce misch metal (audio) \

Definition of misch metal

: a complex alloy of rare earth elements used especially in tracer bullets and as a flint in lighters

First Known Use of misch metal

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for misch metal

German Mischmetall, from mischen to mix + Metall metal

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