[ al-fuh-bey-tuh, -bee- ]
/ ˈæl fəˈbeɪ tə, -ˈbi- /
an alloy of from 55 to 61 percent copper with from 39 to 45 percent zinc.
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Also called Muntz metal.
Origin of alpha-beta brass
First recorded in 1915–20
Words nearby alpha-beta brass
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