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bimetal

[bahy-met-l] /baɪˈmɛt l/
noun
1.
a material made by the bonding of two sheets or strips of different metals, each metal having a different coefficient of thermal expansion.
adjective
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; bi-1 + metal, or as back formation from bimetallic
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  • The bimetal element is coiled, fixed at one end, and attached to a pointer stem at the other end.
  • These stresses can affect the tension of the bimetal coil, which necessitate calibration of the thermometer before reuse.
  • bimetal cans are tin cans with an aluminum top that used to be common beverage containers throughout the country.

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