bell metal


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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