alpha-beta brass

alpha-beta brass

[al-fuh-bey-tuh, -bee-]
noun
an alloy of from 55 to 61 percent copper with from 39 to 45 percent zinc.
Also called Muntz metal.


Origin:
1915–20

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alpha-beta brass

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