[mag-ney-lee-uh m]


an alloy of magnesium and aluminum, sometimes also containing copper, nickel, tin, and lead.

Origin of magnalium

First recorded in 1895–1900; magn(esium) + al(uminum) + -ium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of magnalium

  • Magnalium takes the place of aluminum in the crankcase, because it is not only lighter but stronger and can be cast very thin.

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    W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell