bimetal

[ bahy-met-l ]
/ baɪˈmɛt l /

noun

a material made by the bonding of two sheets or strips of different metals, each metal having a different coefficient of thermal expansion.

adjective

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Origin of bimetal

1920–25; bi-1 + metal, or as back formation from bimetallic
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