Origin of aluminum
Related Words for aluminumbucket, jar, bottle, package, canister, vessel, receptacle, cannikin, aluminum, tin, gunboat, gutbucket
Examples from the Web for aluminum
Contemporary Examples of aluminum
New refinements in aluminum made structures both stronger and lighter.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
January 4, 2015
According to police, Kory then attacked the victim with an aluminum tennis racket.Meet Your New ‘Hot Mugshot Guy’: Sean Kory, Fox News’ Public Enemy No. 1
November 3, 2014
In 2012, Li allegedly supplied the Iranians with 20,000 kilos of steel pipe and 1,300 aluminum alloy tubes.Tehran’s Chinese Missile Man
June 9, 2014
It is one of the only times I can think of when life imitates art to the very bleeding edge of an aluminum shank.Reading Prison Novels In Prison
May 24, 2014
While plentiful and cheap today, aluminum was once an extremely valuable metal.Weird Washington Monument History
May 12, 2014
Historical Examples of aluminum
These alloys are made of a combination of aluminum and magnesium.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
It was an eight-foot section of aluminum from the cargo racks.Satellite System
Horace Brown Fyfe
Only two materials are used in the construction of this hull, aluminum and mahogany.
Aluminum is not advisable for fittings when the boat is to be sailed in salt water.
And it is an aluminum alloy that is not nearly as heavy as it looks.
1812, coined by English chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829), from alumina, name given 18c. to aluminum oxide, from Latin alumen "alum" (see alum). Davy originally called it alumium (1808), then amended this to aluminum, which remains the U.S. word, but British editors in 1812 further amended it to aluminium, the modern preferred British form, to better harmonize with other metallic element names (sodium, potassium, etc.).
Aluminium, for so we shall take the liberty of writing the word, in preference to aluminum, which has a less classical sound. ["Quarterly Review," 1812]