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noun

an alloy of about 80 percent copper and 20 percent tin, sometimes with small amounts of lead and zinc, having low damping qualities and used especially for bells.

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Origin of bell metal

First recorded in 1535–45

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bell metal

noun

an alloy of copper and tin, with some zinc and lead, used in casting bells
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