bell-metal

bell metal

noun
an alloy of about 80 percent copper and 20 percent tin, sometimes with small amounts of lead and zinc, having low damping qualities and used especially for bells.

Origin:
1535–45

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bell metal
 
n
an alloy of copper and tin, with some zinc and lead, used in casting bells

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