- an alloy of copper and lead, formerly used for making plumbing fixtures, bearings, etc.
- cast iron of a quality suitable for making pots.
- a low-grade nonferrous alloy used for die casting.
- glass colored by being mixed with stained glass during fusion.
- glass melted in a pot.
Origin of pot metal
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for pot metal
In pot-metal the stain (if it may be so called) is in the glass, this is upon it.
The vault is usually stained, less often glazed in pot-metal.
In comparison with it pot-metal yellow is brownish or brassy.
Woe to the Knight who was unhorsed with all this pot-metal on him.Nasby in Exile
David R. Locke
The pieces that are yellow all over may, I think, be assumed to be pot-metal.