Babbitt metal


Babbitt metal
noun
an alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that reduces friction
Syn: ↑babbitt
Derivationally related forms: ↑babbitt (for: ↑babbitt)
Hypernyms: ↑alloy, ↑metal

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noun also babbit metal
Usage: sometimes capitalized B
Etymology: after Isaac Babbitt died 1862 American inventor
: either of two alloys used for lining bearings:
a. : a tin-base alloy; especially : one containing 2 to 8 percent copper and 5 to 15 percent antimony
b. : a lead-base alloy containing 1 to 10 percent tin and 10 to 15 percent antimony with or without some arsenic

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Metall.
1. any of various alloys of tin with smaller amounts of antimony and copper, used as an antifriction lining for bearings.
2. any of various similar alloys.
Also, babbitt metal, babbitt.
[1870-75, Amer.; named after Isaac Babbitt (1799-1862), American inventor]

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Babbitt metal,
= babbitt. (Cf.babbitt)

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