white metal

noun

Definition of white metal

  1. 1 :  any of several light-colored alloys used especially as a base for plated silverware and ornaments and novelties

  2. 2 :  any of several lead-base or tin-base alloys (such as babbitt) used especially for bearings, fusible plugs, and type metal

1562

First Known Use of white metal

1562


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