pot metal

  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.
  3. a low-grade nonferrous alloy used for die casting.
  4. Glassmaking.
    1. glass colored by being mixed with stained glass during fusion.
    2. glass melted in a pot.

Origin of pot metal

First recorded in 1685–95
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