Muntz metal


Muntz metal
n. an alloy (60% copper, 40% zinc) used for sheathing ships etc.
Etymology: G. F. Muntz, Engl. manufacturer d. 1857

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noun
a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products
Hypernyms: ↑brass

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\\ˈmən(t)s-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized 1st M
Etymology: after George F. Muntz died 1857 English metal manufacturer
: an alloy of copper and zinc that contains 60 percent of copper, can be rolled hot, and is used especially for sheathing and bolts

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/munts/.
[1860-65; named after its inventor, G. F. Muntz, 19th-century English metallurgist and manufacturer]

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Muntz metal /munts metˈl/
noun
Alpha-beta brass, 60% copper and 40% zinc
ORIGIN: GF Muntz (1794–1857), English metallurgist

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Muntz metal «muhnts»,
a brass containing 60 per cent copper and 40 per cent zinc, used for castings and rolled or stamped products.
[< G. F. Muntz, an English metallurgist of the 1800's, who developed it]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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