white metal

noun
Updated on: 24 Mar 2018

Definition of white metal

1 : any of several light-colored alloys used especially as a base for plated silverware and ornaments and novelties
2 : any of several lead-base or tin-base alloys (such as babbitt) used especially for bearings, fusible plugs, and type metal

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1562


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