a bronze, composed of about 80 percent copper, 10 percent tin, 9 percent antimony, and 1 percent phosphorus, having great hardness and resistance to corrosion.
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How to use phosphor bronze in a sentence
Pelton wheel made of a solid steel disk with phosphor bronze buckets riveted to the rim.
The alloy phosphor-bronze is made up of copper, tin, zinc, and phosphorus.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. | Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
This contact is made by tripping a little lever by means of a toothed wheel of phosphor-bronze.Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man | Francis Gano Benedict
If great tensile strength is wanted, iron or steel will supply it at a fraction of the cost of phosphor-bronze.Electric Transmission of Water Power | Alton D. Adams
Phosphor-bronze in a line of given length and resistance has 3.84 times the weight of soft copper.Electric Transmission of Water Power | Alton D. Adams
British Dictionary definitions for phosphor bronze
any of various hard corrosion-resistant alloys containing copper, tin (2–8 per cent), and phosphorus (0.1–0.4 per cent): used in gears, bearings, cylinder casings, etc
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