pot metal


noun
  1. an alloy of copper and lead, formerly used for making plumbing fixtures, bearings, etc.

  2. cast iron of a quality suitable for making pots.

  1. a low-grade nonferrous alloy used for die casting.

  2. Glassmaking. antique glass.

Origin of pot metal

1
First recorded in 1685–95

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