blister copper


noun Metallurgy.

a matte of from 96 to 99 percent copper, having a blistered surface after smelting because of gases generated during solidification.

Nearby words

  1. bliss, tasker howard,
  2. blissful,
  3. blissfully,
  4. blister,
  5. blister beetle,
  6. blister gas,
  7. blister pack,
  8. blister rust,
  9. blister steel,
  10. blistering

Origin of blister copper

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for blister copper

blister copper

noun

an impure form of copper having a blister-like surface due to the release of gas during cooling
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