naval brass


noun

an alloy of about 60 percent copper and 40 percent zinc, with traces of lead, tin, arsenic, and iron, used in marine and steam-generating equipment.

Nearby words

  1. navajo mountain,
  2. navajos,
  3. naval,
  4. naval academy,
  5. naval architecture,
  6. naval mine,
  7. naval observatory,
  8. naval stores,
  9. navally,
  10. navar

Origin of naval brass

First recorded in 1880–85

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