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magnalium

[mag-ney-lee-uh m]
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noun
  1. an alloy of magnesium and aluminum, sometimes also containing copper, nickel, tin, and lead.

Origin of magnalium

First recorded in 1895–1900; magn(esium) + al(uminum) + -ium
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  • Magnalium takes the place of aluminum in the crankcase, because it is not only lighter but stronger and can be cast very thin.

    Flying Machines

    W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell


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