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Babbitt metal

noun, Metallurgy
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, bab·bitt.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; named after Isaac Babbitt (1799-1862), American inventor
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Babbitt metal

noun
1.
any of a number of alloys originally based on tin, antimony, and copper but now often including lead: used esp in bearings Sometimes shortened to Babbitt
Word Origin
C19: named after Isaac Babbitt (1799–1862), American inventor
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