type metal


noun

an alloy for making printing types, consisting chiefly of lead and antimony, and sometimes small quantities of tin, copper, etc.

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Origin of type metal

First recorded in 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for type metal

type metal

noun

printing an alloy of tin, lead, and antimony, from which type is cast
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