any of various alloys or metallic substances with a dark gray or blackish color or finish, used for chains, belt buckles, etc.
Also called gunmetal gray. a dark gray with bluish or purplish tinge.
a bronze formerly much used for cannon.
an alloy of 88 percent copper, 10 percent tin, and 2 percent zinc, cast or machined for use in valves, gears, and other parts.
Also, gun metal.

1535–45; gun1 + metal Unabridged
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gunmetal (ˈɡʌnˌmɛtəl)
1.  a type of bronze containing copper (88 per cent), tin (8--10 per cent), and zinc (2--4 per cent): used for parts that are subject to wear or to corrosion, esp by sea water
2.  any of various dark grey metals used for toys, belt buckles, etc
3.  a.  a dark grey colour with a purplish or bluish tinge
 b.  (as adjective): gunmetal chiffon

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